Regional news releases

News releases for North West of England

Jul 23, 2014
BT Business announces £9 million of new contracts at International Festival for Business BT has won £9 million of new business with companies in the North West of England, following its lead sponsorship of the International Festival for Business (IFB).

Jul 16, 2014
First street cabinet launches new multi-million pound fibre broadband project which will provide economic boost to Greater Manchester A £15m project, aiming to boost the Greater Manchester economy by delivering high-speed fibre broadband to a further 45,000 homes and businesses in the region, launched today with the announcement that the first fibre enabled cabinet is now live

Jun 11, 2014
Cumbria hits major milestone with half the county reached by fibre broadband More than half of Cumbrian homes and businesses are now able to access high-speed fibre broadband.

May 19, 2014
BT to recruit up to 130 engineers in North West BT today announced plans to create up to 130 new engineering jobs in the North West as part of a major recruitment drive across the UK.

May 12, 2014
Superfast Blackpool duo to take business into the fast lane - and inspire other Lancashire firms to do the same A new superfast Blackpool double act is to take centre stage to help send Lancashire businesses into the digital age.

May 6, 2014
High-speed broadband arrives in Cheshire for 15,000 homes and businesses The £28.5m Connecting Cheshire partnership today announced that its new fibre-optic network - bringing speeds of up to 80 megabits per second (Mbps) - is now available to more than 15,000 homes and businesses.

Apr 4, 2014
Early high-speed fibre boost for Windermere welcomed by local businesses and Tim Farron MP Connecting Cumbria today delivered a major boost for the county’s tourism industry and local people by making faster fibre broadband available to the first area of the Lake District – nine months ahead of schedule.

Mar 31, 2014
Superfast Lancashire announces next 15 communities to benefit from roll-out of high-speed fibre broadband Lancashire County Council and BT today announced the next 15 communities to benefit from the £130 million Superfast Lancashire programme.

Mar 25, 2014
High-speed boost for thousands more homes and businesses as Cockermouth becomes latest community to benefit from Connecting Cumbria partnership High-speed fibre broadband is now available to the first homes and businesses in Cockermouth, thanks to the multi-million pound Connecting Cumbria partnership.

Mar 13, 2014
BT becomes title sponsor of the inaugural Rock ‘n’ Roll Liverpool Marathon & 1/2 Marathon BT today announced its title sponsorship of a brand new mass participation running event, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Liverpool Marathon & 1/2 Marathon, staged by Competitor Group Inc.