Half of homes reached in Digital Durham scheme

Wednesday, June 10th 2015
Digital Durham is continuing to connect thousands of properties to improved broadband services.
Half of homes reached in Digital Durham scheme
The ongoing Digital Durham broadband rollout scheme has achieved the key milestone of delivering improved online access to half of its target homes across its local area.

In total, more than 58,000 properties have now been connected to enhanced broadband speeds through the efforts of the Digital Durham scheme.

Overall, the project is targeting 97 per cent coverage for superfast broadband services across the Durham area by the end of 2017, with £34 million having been channelled into making this ambitious target a reality to date.

Cabinet Member for Corporate Services at Durham County Council Jane Brown stated: "It is a fantastic achievement for the Digital Durham programme to have reached more than 58,000 homes and businesses across the programme area so far - with that figure set to grow even further by the end of June."

BT Regional Partnership Director for the North-East Simon Robertson added that the work is being made possible through the tireless efforts of the firm's local engineers, with hundreds of kilometres of underground fibre optic cabling having been installed in the area so far.

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