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 Broadband East Riding Programme team is working closely with partners in the region to deliver the Government national target of extending gigabit-capable broadband to reach at least 85% of UK premises by the end of 2025. Any upcoming projects will be listed within this section.