Regional news releases

News releases for North East of England

Dec 3, 2014
Rothbury passes the fibre broadband finishing line Communities in and around the Northumberland town of Rothbury can now get some of the fastest broadband speeds in the country – thanks to the completion of a new fibre network three months ahead of schedule.

Dec 2, 2014
Ryton first to benefit from ‘better broadband in gateshead’ project Ryton is the first location to benefit from the Better Broadband in Gateshead project, which is part of the multi-million pound Digital Durham broadband programme.

Nov 26, 2014
Broadband speeds rocket at Northumberland business parks Firms based on business parks and industrial estates the length and breadth of Northumberland can now experience first-hand why superfast broadband is good for business.

Nov 4, 2014
Councillor hails progress of digital Durham fibre broadband roll-out in Bishop Auckland Fibre broadband is now available to around 1,000 homes and businesses in Bishop Auckland as a direct result of the multi million pound Digital Durham programme, it was announced today.

Nov 4, 2014
BT volunteers win £2,200 for North Tyneside community groups BT has rewarded four community groups in North Tyneside with awards totalling £2,200 in recognition of the vital benefits they bring to local people.

Nov 4, 2014
BT Volunteers win £3,700 for North East community groups BT has rewarded six community groups in the North East with awards totalling £3,700 in recognition of the vital benefits they bring to local people.

Oct 20, 2014
BT expands recruitment programme in the North East BT today announced a further expansion of its engineering workforce in the North East with the creation of another 13 full time jobs.

Sep 17, 2014
Corbridge is first west northumberland town to benefit from iNorthumberland project Corbridge has become the first community in West Northumberland to benefit from the multi-million pound iNorthumberland project.

Aug 8, 2014
Newcastle contributes as superfast broadband reaches more than 1m homes and businesses Newcastle is today celebrating the part the city is playing in helping the UK hit a Europe-leading superfast communications target.

Jul 29, 2014
Superfast broadband ‘goes live’ in Widdrington Station, Red Row, Ulgham, Hadston and Broomhill Almost 3000 homes and businesses in these communities now have access to the high-speed, fibre technology and members of the iNorthumberland team will be visiting the area to explain why faster broadband is such good news.