Superfast Broadband For Suffolk

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On December 21st 2012, Suffolk County Council signed a £40m contract with BT for superfast broadband. Around 9 out of 10 (i.e. 90% of) Suffolk properties will be able to access fibre-based broadband by the end of 2015. Over 80% of properties will have access to superfast coverage with speeds of 24 Mbps or more. … Read more

Superfast Broadband For Norfolk

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On Friday 21st December 2012, a deal was signed between Norfolk County Council and BT to bring superfast broadband to homes and businesses in Norfolk. Over 80% of Norfolk’s homes and businesses are expected to be able to access superfast broadband services (24 Mbps and above) by autumn 2015. Total investment in the project is … Read more

Fibre Broadband For Herefordshire and Gloucestershire

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Hereford and Gloucestershire became the first counties to launch a joint bid to bring fibre to rural areas. 9 in 10 homes and businesses will have access to fibre. The project will be completed by the end of 2016. The project value is £56.6m, with contributions from BDUK (£18.17m), BT (£20.9m), Herefordshire Council (£10.1m) and … Read more

Fibre Broadband For Cumbria

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Cumbria County Council has signed a £51m contract with BT. Fibre broadband is set to become available to 93% of Cumbria homes and businesses by the end of 2015. BT will contribute £15m to the project, with further contributions from BDUK (£17.1m), the European Regional Development Fund (£13.7m) and a Performance Reward Grant from all … Read more

County Councils Start to Announce Superfast Broadband Plans

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For those suffering from slow broadband speeds or unreliable service, superfast broadband could not come too soon, particularly for many rural users. This week, the Country Land and Business Association (CLA) said that up to a fifth of people in rural areas still do not have adequate broadband services. BT has previously announced that it … Read more

Fibre Broadband For Surrey

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Surrey County Council has signed a £32.8m contract with BT to deliver superfast broadband infrastructure across Surrey by the end of 2014. BT’s fibre network will be extended to reach 99.7% of homes and businesses in Surrey. £20m is to be invested by Surrey County Council with a further £11.8m and £1.31m contributed by BT … Read more

Superfast Broadband for Everyone by 2020

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For those struggling with slow broadband speeds, there is hope on the horizon, although it will take until 2020 for superfast broadband to reach everyone in the UK. The European Commission has the target of achieving superfast broadband speeds of at least 30 Mbps in every household in Europe by 2020, with 100 Mbps achieved … Read more

Fibre Broadband For Wales

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By the end of 2015, 96% of homes and businesses in Wales are expected to be able to access high-speed fibre broadband as a result of a £425m project (when BT’s commercial investment in Wales is also taken into account). The very first premises are expected to go live by spring 2013. Total public  sector … Read more

Fibre Broadband For North Yorkshire

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North Yorkshire County Council has signed a contract with BT to provide superfast broadband. 90% of North Yorkshire homes and businesses will have access to fibre broadband (“typically” providing speeds of 25 Mbps or more) by the end of 2014. The total contract value is £36.44m, with contributions of £10m from BT and £17.84m from … Read more

Fibre Broadband For Rutland

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Rutland County Council has signed a £3.7m superfast broadband contract with BT. By the end of 2013, at least 90% of Rutland’s  homes and businesses will be able to access fibre broadband. BT will contribute £800,000 with £2.2m coming from Rutland County Council and £710,000 from BDUK. For more information, visit the Digital Rutland website.

Fibre Broadband For Lancashire

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Lancashire County Council has agreed a £62.5m project with BT. Fibre will be extended to 97% of premises by the end of 2014. BT will contribute £30m to the project while £10.8m will come from BDUK, with £16.5m from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and £5.2m from local councils. For more information, visit the … Read more