The Digital Durham programme is a £35 million initiative to transform broadband speeds for residents and businesses across the North East region.
Broadband suppliers are not always inclined to invest in communities where it will take a long time to get a financial return on their investment. This is where the Digital Durham programme comes in to help fill those gaps.
Phase one of the programme ended in June 2016 and resulted in over 105,000 properties having access to fibre broadband, and all properties able to access a minimum of 2Mbps through alternative broadband technologies via the Government’s Better Broadband Subsidy Scheme.
Phase two is currently in delivery. Durham County Council leads Digital Durham on behalf of the following local authorities who have invested in this phase:
Phase two expects to give a further 27,000 homes and businesses access to fast, fibre-based broadband by the end of September 2018.
Find out if there are plans for properties in your postcode area by using the online checker.
If you have any queries please email email@example.com or call 03000 261160, leaving your contact information and a message.
A State Aid requirement is to provide a link to the latest pricing from suppliers that have benefitted from the publicly-funded projects.
Please note that these pricing lists are geared towards the industry. Residents and businesses interested in taking up a broadband service should contact a Communications Provider of their choice.
A good way to find out what deals are available is to check out the digital comparison tools accredited by Ofcom which is the communications regulator in the UK. Ofcom accreditation is awarded to websites that have had their price comparison services put through a rigorous audit which checks how the site works and whether the information provided is accessible, accurate, transparent, comprehensive, and up to date.