Super internet coming to Brid

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New fibre broadband which is being rolled out across the East Riding of Yorkshire will see Bridlington and its surrounding villages with faster connection speeds.

Work on installing broadband that delivers speeds of 24Mbps and above got underway in the area recently and is expected to be complete by April this year, but further work may be undertaken after this and may not be completed until December.

Properties in Bridlington and surrounding villages including Burton Agnes and Flamborough are among the 10,000 premises included in the programme.

The work is part of East Riding Council’s Broadband East Riding project, which aims to make superfast broadband available to over 42,000 properties by December this year.

It is being carried out in six stages, and towns and villages including Bridling, Burton Agnes and Flamborough are in the stage 2 area.

Some of the area has already gone live, and residents can contact their service provider or check online to see what is available.

Broadband East Riding project is part-funded by The European Regional Development Fund, Broadband Delivery UK, East Riding Council and BT. The council signed a £14m contract with BT in September 2013.

To help businesses take advantage of the benefits brought by faster broadband, East Riding of Yorkshire Council is running a free business support programme, funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

This programme helps businesses understand and exploit the benefits of high-speed internet with targeted support and information to help businesses turn digital possibilities into business growth.

For up-to-date information on Broadband East Riding, including available business support and the roll-out, visit www.broadband.eastriding.gov.uk.