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September 2017
Northumberland visitor attraction is 'going ape' over superfast broadband
Staff are flying high and whizzing through their workloads thanks to a huge boost in broadband speeds
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September 2017
Innovative ways to bring fibre broadband to the county's most remote areas
Northumberland engineers use technology, conservation and a fishing rod to deliver fibre broadband
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September 2017
Celebrating 80 years of the 999 service
More than one million emergency calls a year handled across the North East.
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September 2017
Further funding will bring superfast broadband to more Northumberland communities
Up to 2,000 homes and businesses could benefit from funding to provide superfast broadband to more Northumberland communities.
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September 2017
Northern Powerhouse Infrastructure development report
A new report looking at infrastructure development in the Northern Powerhouse has been launched by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)
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Summer 2017
June 2017
Eshott leads the way as superfast service is switched on
A Northumberland village is the first community in the North East to benefit from a major initiative to bring superfast fibre broadband to some of the UK's most challenging areas
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June 2017
Tees Valley community signs deal with BT to bring high-speed broadband to residents
The partnership will make high-speed broadband available to more than 130 households in a Tees Valley community
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June 2017
Newcastle's new ultrafast broadband locations unveiled
Thousands of people in Newcastle can now get some of the fastest broadband speeds in the country
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June 2017
Enjoy the 'fun of the fair' and get to grips with superfast broadband
iNorthumberland project taking its 'superfast broadband' message to shows across the county this summer
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June 2017
BT announces plans to recruit another 90 staff in Newcastle
The announcement is part of a UK-wide recruitment drive which will transform customer service
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June 2017
BT appoints senior executive to lead Public Sector business in the North of England
Simon Yellowley will head up its public sector business in the North East
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June 2017
Openreach engineers swap hi-viz for hiking boots as they 'walk the wall'
Openreach engineers take on the challenge of one of the North East's most iconic landmarks
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Spring 2017
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September 2016
Free outdoor WiFi launched in Newcastle and Gateshead
Visitors and residents of Newcastle and Gateshead can now connect to free outdoor WiFi, thanks to GoDigital_WiFi.
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September 2016
First phase of Digital Durham crosses the fibre broadband finishing line
The first phase of the multi million pound Digital Durham partnership has now been completed.
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September 2016
iNorthumberland steps up a gear as it completes its first phase
The first phase of iNorthumberland has been completed successfully with more than 52,500 households and businesses now able to access fibre broadband speeds as a direct result of the programme.
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September 2016
Art gallery is a picture of superfast success
A former village pub in Felton has taken on a new lease of life thanks to the hard work of two Northumberland women and a big boost in broadband speeds.
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September 2016
Meet your Regional Board Member Rob Williams
In this issue of In Touch we interview Rob Williams – Rob has been on the Board for 4 years, and takes a lead role for BT's 'Sustainable and Business' agenda.
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