Regional news releases

News releases for North East of England

Dec 30, 2014
Digital Durham celebrates Christmas anniversary with major milestone Digital Durham has announced that more than 36,000 homes and businesses 1 can now access high-speed, fibre broadband as a direct result of the project

Dec 30, 2014
iNorthumberland hits the half way mark iNorthumberland has passed the halfway mark with more than 30,000 homes and businesses now able to connect to high-speed fibre broadband as a direct result of the programme.

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 21, 2014
Digital Durham joins local community in Trimdon to mark the arrival of superfast broadband Digital Durham joined the local community in Trimdon Village Hall today, to mark the arrival of fibre broadband, which is now available to more than 2,500 local homes and businesses in the area.

Nov 20, 2014
Durham cricket stars unveil new facility for young people with disabilities Durham Cricket’s Phil Mustard and Gordon Muchall officially opened a BT-funded multi-sensory room for young people with physical and learning disabilities at Hadrian School in Newcastle today.

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.