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EEDA announces Demand Broadband competition winners
Thursday 24 July 2003 09:53:00 by Andrew Ferguson

The East of England Development Agency (EEDA) has released a list of communities that will receive a share of £2.5 million to bring broadband to their area. At this time there is no information on how the cash will be split, but fifty broadband suppliers who are registered with the EEDA are being invited to come up with proposals for each area.

The EEDA website has ran a demand registration independent of BT Wholesale, whether this has impacted on the number of registrations for BT exchange areas is not known, but it is likely to have divided peoples efforts or just confused people. Ironically some of the areas in the EEDA competition have since being given trigger levels, and in those cases the EEDA will just monitor the level of demand and help where needed, rather than financing alternate broadband methods.

The communities set to benefit from the EEDA scheme are:

Broadband for Wrest Park Mid Bedfordshire on Broadband North Bedfordshire on Broadband South Bedfordshire on Broadband

East Cambridgeshire Rural Broadband South Cambridgeshire Districtwide Broadband Network

Essex Countywide Broadband Networking Project The Chesterfords Demand Broadband Project The Rodings Broadband Action Group

Broadband for All – Little Gaddesden Hatfield Heath Broadband

Binham Broadband Broadband For Harleston & its Hinterland Garboldisham Broadband Initiative Leziate and Gayton Broadband
Our Wayland – Our Future The Framinghams Projects

Colneis Community Broadband Link Suffolk – A140 Broadband Peninsula Broadband SOLITAIR (Suffolk On-Line Internet via Air)


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