Regional news releases

News releases for East Midlands

Jan 28, 2015
£1.2m cash injection for superfast Northamptonshire project will help boost prosperity Nearly 3,300 homes and businesses in parts of Grange Park, Northampton Waterside Enterprise Zone and the town centre will get access to superfast broadband (download speeds above 24Mbps) thanks to an extension of the Superfast Northamptonshire projec

Jan 2, 2015
Rural village is first to get superfast broadband thanks to district funding High-speed fibre broadband is coming to the rural village of Swinford three months ahead of schedule, enabling more residents and businesses to benefit from the Superfast Leicestershire project.

Dec 23, 2014
Fibre broadband lands 12 months early in Leicestershire village Homes and businesses in Diseworth can celebrate this Christmas with the announcement that high-speed fibre broadband will be available in the New Year – almost 12 months ahead of schedule.

Dec 22, 2014
County better prepared than ever for Christmas gadget rush With an estimated 55m internet-enabled devices expected to be bought this Christmas in the UK, Nottinghamshire is in a better position than ever before to satisfy demand for good quality access to the internet.

Dec 19, 2014
Slow broadband comes a cropper as Notts village enters the fast lane Hundreds of homes in a Nottinghamshire village, named just six months ago as having one of the slowest broadband speeds in the UK, now have access to fast fibre broadband.

Dec 16, 2014
£244,000 funding to extend superfast broadband project to more rural villages More than 500 homes and businesses in rural Northamptonshire will be able to get superfast fibre broadband as a result of the Superfast Northamptonshire broadband project being awarded an extra £208,700 of government funding.

Dec 12, 2014
Broadband engineers rise to the challenge in Derbyshire to reach 20,000 milestone by Christmas Digital Derbyshire today revealed how engineers overcame an unexpected challenge in their drive to make high-speed fibre broadband available to 20,000 homes and businesses by Christmas.

Dec 9, 2014
Northamptonshire village raises thousands of pounds for new fibre broadband network Residents in the Northamptonshire village of Ashley have raised £15,000 in just four weeks to guarantee themselves access to high-speed fibre broadband next year.

Nov 20, 2014
Blaby villages get access to high-speed fibre broadband The first homes and businesses in Blaby district to benefit from the county council’s £18.8m Superfast Leicestershire partnership with BT can now get high-speed fibre broadband.

Nov 12, 2014
BT volunteer wins £700 grant for The Brown Dog Charity in Coalville Leicestershire BT has rewarded The Brown Dog Charity in Coalville with a grant of £700 in recognition of the charity’s work raising vital funds for the fight against cancer.