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East Riding of Yorkshire announces first areas to benefit from BDUK work

Another BDUK project has announced the first areas to be assisted via the scheme and today sees some 13,000 premises around Bubwith, Goole, Hemingbrough, Howden, Rawcliffe and Snaith announced as the first roll-out areas for the East Riding of Yorkshire project.

The update confirms what we were unsure of at the time the contract was signed, and that is that 42,000 homes and businesses will get superfast broadband (speeds exceeding 24 Mbps) via the project, with obviously more premises getting slower speeds. A commitment to ensure that the whole county will get access to a 2 Mbps service is also repeated.

For those keen to start ordering the new services it is too early to start that process as work is expected to start in late April, which suggests the first live cabinets during Summer 2014 and the caveat is that not all cabinets are completed in an area at the same time, and there is a possibility even with the stated numbers of homes that some cabinets will be missed out, perhaps to be reconsidered in the final stages of the project if spare money is available.



  • tehreedy
  • over 7 years ago

Interesting to see that EY has been allocated another £5m in today's BDUK-2 announcement. That's very close to the same amount they got in BDUK-1!

  • WWWombat
  • over 7 years ago

it should be noted that some of the areas covered by this have already had the exchange upgraded to FTTC by BT under the North Yorkshire BDUK project. Carlton is in North Yorkshire (neighbours Snaith, and has numbers provided from it - 01405 code) has FTTC already. Similarly, Hemingbrough is in North Yorkshire but has connections in the exchange for villages such as Asselby and Barmby on the Marsh (East Yorks). So these areas covered are in the most part quick gains on this project. Good to see though as my phone line is on the Snaith exchange :)

  • philzi
  • over 6 years ago

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