Cambridgeshire and Peterborough to get minimum 2Mbit/s broadband speed

“Broadband is vital to driving local economic growth”

BT has won yet another broadband contract, with Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, to provide speeds of at least 2Mbit/s by 2015, with 90% or more able to access 24Mbit/s. Cambridgeshire County Council provided GBP 20 million, Peterborough City Council provided GBP 3 million and the Broadband Delivery UK scheme provided GBP 6.75 million in funding towards the project.

Cambridgeshire CC leader, Nick Clarke, said: “We are making a significant investment at a time when public finances are under pressure but this is the right thing to do for the people and businesses of Cambridgeshire – for now and in the long term. Investing in better broadband is vital to driving local economic growth and building thriving, connected communities across our county. Better broadband connections will also ensure that our rural communities are not left out of the digital world so that people can get access to all the education, health and public services they need without having to travel.”

The deal has yet to be finalised. Once the procurement process is complete a contract signing is expected in March.


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