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.