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Business Welcomes Northumberland Broadband Boost

 

Northumberland County Council and BT have announced an £18.9 million pound deal to roll-out high-speed fibre broadband to 95% of homes and businesses in the county.

NECC has welcomed news that Northumberland County Council and BT have announced an £18.9 million pound deal to roll-out high-speed fibre broadband to 95% of homes and businesses in NorthumberlandNorthumberland County Council and BT have announced an £18.9 million pound deal to roll-out high-speed fibre broadband to 95% of homes and businesses in the county.

Responding to the launch of the iNorthumberland broadband programme, North East Chamber of Commerce infrastructure specialist, Mark Stephenson, said:

"This is a clear demonstration of what can be achieved when the public and private sectors work collaboratively. High speed broadband is becoming an essential component rather than an optional extra for many firms, so this is fantastic news for our members in Northumberland.

"It will open up a raft of new opportunities for businesses and significantly increase the attractiveness of the county for investment."