How gigabit-capable broadband can benefit your business, and how to access it
Broadband East Riding (managed by East Riding of Yorkshire Council) is part of Government's national Building Digital UK programme (formerly Broadband Delivery UK), responsible for ensuring that every UK home and business can access fast and reliable digital connectivity.
Contract 1 of the project ended in December 2015, with over 42,000 properties in the East Riding of Yorkshire being upgraded as part of Broadband East Riding. Contract 2 completed in December 2019, with a further 6,771 premises in the East Riding of Yorkshire being upgraded.
Contract 3 is currently approaching completion. This procurement, awarded in late 2019 and involving the delivery of Gigabit-capable broadband connectivity to a further 1,371 premises, was funded by efficiency savings from Contract 1 and grant funding from the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD), and is scheduled for completion by the end of June 2022.
The government is on a mission to deliver lightning-fast, reliable broadband to everyone in the UK and is investing £5 billion in Project Gigabit to ensure that hard-to-reach communities are not left out. Building Digital UK (BDUK) is carrying out a Public Review to help identify areas in Lincolnshire, including North East Lincolnshire and North Lincolnshire and East Riding of Yorkshire that may be suitable for future public funding for gigabit-capable broadband.
BDUK is seeking information and supporting evidence from suppliers - in relation to the presence of gigabit-capable broadband infrastructure within the project area.
They wish to hear from all relevant stakeholders - including the public, businesses, internet service providers and broadband infrastructure operators - particularly in relation to the proposed mapped eligible areas.
This Public Review opens on 5th September 2022 and closes on 5th October 2022 at 5pm.
To respond to this Public Review, and for more information, please see BDUK’s page