Sir Oliver Heald MP for North East Hertfordshire, has welcomed the news that a second contract for the rollout of Superfast Broadband within Hertfordshire has been agreed. This makes available a total of £13.9M additional funding to carry out the Connected Counties programme by April 2019 and builds on the existing commercial fibre broadband programme which is being rolled out already. This contract will mean that 98% of premises within the county will have access to high-speed fibre-optic broadband coverage.
Sir Oliver Heald commented "I have campaigned for super-fast broadband within my constituency for a long time and I pleased to hear that many will have access to it by 2019. You can see where the programme is being rolled out by looking at the map on the Connected Counties webpage which shows that places like Buntingford, Puckeridge, Standon and Braughing will all benefit from it which is tremendous news."