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About Broadband East Riding  

The Broadband East Riding project is part of the Government's national Broadband Delivery UK programme which is split into two phases aiming to make superfast broadband available to:

  • 90% of the country by 2016 as part of phase 1 and;
  • 95% of the country by December 2017 as part of Phase 2.

Phase 1 ended in December 2015, with over 42,000 properties in the East Riding being upgraded as part of the Broadband East Riding programme.

In addition to the above a further 4,500 properties will have access to superfast broadband by December 2017 as a result of the Phase 2 contract between the Council and BT.

Following a State Aid Public Consultation exercise in August 2016, provisional approval has been given to BT by the Council and UK government to reinvest early gain-share funding and Phase 1 underspend back into Phase 2, extending coverage by over 2,000 superfast premises and increasing its total delivery target to over 6,500 homes and businesses by the end of 2018. 

BDUK Programme  

Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK), part of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, is delivering superfast broadband and better mobile connectivity to the nation.

The Government is investing over £1 billion in improving broadband and mobile infrastructure to:

  • provide superfast broadband coverage to 90% of the UK by 2016;
  • provide basic broadband (2Mbps) for all by 2016;
  • provide superfast broadband to 95% of the UK by 2017;
  • explore options to get near universal superfast broadband coverage across the UK by 2018;
  • create 22 ‘SuperConnected Cities’ across the UK by 2015;
  • improve mobile coverage in remote areas by 2016.

BDUK has three programmes to achieve this and further information can be found on the Gov website.

Link to the Gov.uk website (external website)

Frequently Asked Questions  

Visit the Frequently Asked Questions page to view more information on the Broadband East Riding programme. Popular questions are listed below:

  • How can my business benefit from being connected?
  • How have you decided on the roll out phases?
  • How much faster is Superfast Broadband?
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