The faster broadband project for Cumbria can now get underway properly rather than just hiding in an office creating spreadsheets and planning. The go order has been given as the EU has now given the funding approval for the project which classifies it as a major project as the total cost exceeded €50m.
The total contract stands at around £51m, with £15m of this being money from BT, and £13.7 million from the European Regional Development Fund. The project aims to increase coverage of super fast broadband from current commercial deployments to a figure of 93% of premises, with the remainder getting at least 2 Mbps.
Hopefully the Connecting Cumbria website will quickly now update to start giving residents and businesses more information on roll-out plans.