Regional news releases

News releases for North West of England

Oct 14, 2014
Superfast age beckons for Blackburn, Burnley, Accrington and Preston firms A free Superfast Lancashire event is set to boost the success of businesses in Blackburn, Burnley, Preston and Accrington as well as those in more remote rural areas.

Sep 30, 2014
Britain’s most decorated female Paralympian Dame Sarah Storey helped celebrate the arrival of superfast broadband to two Cheshire East communities Disley and Poynton became the latest areas to join Connecting Cheshire’s fibre-optic fast lane.

Sep 25, 2014
Paralympic star Lee Pearson unveils new facility for disabled young people in Liverpool Ten-times Paralympic gold medallist, Lee Pearson, officially opened the BT-funded multi-sensory room for young people with physical and learning disabilities at Millstead School in Liverpool on Friday 26 September 2014.

Sep 25, 2014
High-speed broadband announced for village of Gisburn; savings put difficult-to-reach community into superfast Lancashire programme; around 250 homes and businesses to benefit A Ribble Valley village, which campaigned for fibre broadband, is to get the high-speed technology thanks to Superfast Lancashire funding.

Sep 25, 2014
High-speed broadband announced for village of Gisburn A Ribble Valley village, which campaigned for fibre broadband, is to get the high-speed technology thanks to Superfast Lancashire funding.

Sep 4, 2014
‘Self-dig’ rural community broadband project celebrates first customers online The Fell End Broadband project, an innovative ‘self-dig’ scheme in remote Cumbria - is celebrating getting its first customers online.

Aug 8, 2014
Manchester’s get digital faster programme arrives in Stockport! A multi-million pound partnership which will make superfast fibre broadband available to thousands more businesses and homes in Greater Manchester reached another milestone today.

Aug 8, 2014
Merseyside Connected partnership reaches out to more than 11,000 homes and businesses A multi million pound partnership, which will make superfast fibre broadband available to thousands more businesses and homes in Merseyside, today reached a major milestone.

Aug 8, 2014
Superfast Lancashire announces next communities to benefit from high-speed fibre broadband for the first time High speed fibre broadband will arrive in ten Lancashire communities for the first time within the next two months, Lancashire County Council and BT announced today.

Aug 8, 2014
High-speed broadband in Keswick delivers boost for tourism The arrival of high-speed fibre broadband is set to deliver a boost for tourism and business in the Lake District town of Keswick, according to research.