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Broadband East Riding roll out update January 2014

User AvatarPosted by Jonathan Hall at 06/01/2014 13:38:37

Since the contract with BT was signed in September 2013 work has been under way to plan and design the proposed network. This is an intense period of activity where extensive surveying is completed. The design phase should take around 6 – 9 months from contract signature and at this point it is expected that the roll out will start from summer 2014 running until December 2015.

Following the above activity the Council intends to publish roll out plans on a phased basis. This will likely include mapping and location based information.

Further information will be published on our broadband website www.broadband.eastriding.gov.uk as soon as it is available.

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