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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.
Phase 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.
Following the contract closure in December 2019 of Phase 2, in which 6,771 premises were connected to Superfast broadband.
Phase 3 is currently approaching completion. This procurement, awarded in late 2019, and involving the delivery of Superfast broadband connectivity to a further 1,371 premises, was funded by efficiency savings from Phase 1 and grant funding from the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD), and is scheduled for completion by the end of 2021.
Building Digital UK (BDUK), part of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) is responsible for ensuring that every UK home and business can access fast and reliable digital connectivity.
In March 2021, Government launched its £5 billion infrastructure project Project Gigabit to build next generation gigabit broadband to more than one million hard to reach homes and businesses. Government-funded projects will prioritise areas that currently have slow connections and which would otherwise have been left behind in commercial broadband rollout plans.
Gigabit broadband is being rolled out rapidly - from one in ten households in 2019 to almost two in five today. The UK is on track for one of the fastest rollouts in Europe and for half of all households to have access to gigabit speeds by the end of 2021.
BDUK has multiple programme streams to achieve its target, including the Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme, and further information can be found on the gov.uk website.
Link to the Gov.uk website (external website)
Visit the Frequently Asked Questions page to view more information on the Broadband East Riding programme. Popular questions are listed below:
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