A £21.96 million contract has been signed between four West Yorkshire local authorities and BT to extend high-speed fibre broadband to 97% of households and businesses “across the majority” of West Yorkshire by the end of autumn 2015.
BT is contributing £12.58 million to the project, with the four local authorities contributing £970,000. Alongside this partnership, the project has received £4.62 million of funding from BDUK and the remaining £3.79 million from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
A demand stimulation and business support programme will be developed to demonstrate the benefits of high-speed Internet to residents and businesses.
Superfast West Yorkshire will be announcing the installation schedule in the coming months and communities across West Yorkshire can look forward to improved access to online services and better connectivity for businesses from 2014 onwards.
For more information, please visit the Superfast West Yorkshire website.
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