Regional news releases

News releases for East Midlands

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.

Oct 29, 2014
Superfast Leicestershire reaches 10,000 homes and businesses More than 10,000 homes and businesses now have access to fibre broadband, thanks to the county council's £18.6 million Superfast Leicestershire project.

Oct 20, 2014
East Midlands benefits further as BT expands recruitment programme BT today announced a further expansion of its engineering workforce in the East Midlands with the creation of another 28 full time jobs.

Oct 14, 2014
Fibre broadband available to 12,000 homes and businesses in Derbyshire thanks to Digital Derbyshire More than 12,000 homes and businesses across Derbyshire now have access to high-speed fibre broadband thanks to the Digital Derbyshire partnership.

Oct 10, 2014
Superfast Northamptonshire passes major “halfway” milestone More than 28,000 homes and businesses across Northamptonshire now have access to high speed fibre broadband thanks to the Superfast Northamptonshire project.

Oct 6, 2014
Nottinghamshire Broadband programme tops 10,000 homes and businesses More than 10,000 homes and businesses across Nottinghamshire now have access to faster broadband speeds as part of the Better Broadband for Nottinghamshire (BBfN) partnership.