Middlesbrough Council is committed to improving access to faster broadband for its businesses and residents. We're working with our Tees Valley neighbours and Durham County Council, using funding from Broadband Delivery UK (part of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport), to improve superfast broadband coverage.
Together, the council, BDUK and BT are investing £750,000 to ensure that at least 95% of Middlesbrough's premises will have access to superfast broadband by the end of 2017.
To find out if your area can currently access superfast broadband, or is scheduled for improvement, please use the BT Openreach postcode checker.
To find out in more detail how Middlesbrough Council is working with the government to improve access to superfast broadband please visit Digital Durham.
Based on information supplied to us by BT, the map below shows the approximate (postcode) areas which have recently been improved as part of this programme. We will continue to update the map as more areas are upgraded to superfast.
The downloadable broadband coverage map shows all the areas which will be enabled as part of this programme by the end of 2017.
In December 2015 the government launched a further scheme aimed at those who would still be in an area with speeds of less than 2Mbps. This scheme involves the government providing a one-off grant to subsidise the installation of any necessary equipment (likely to be satellite equipment). For details of this scheme, and a form to apply, please visit Getting a basic broadband service.
Virgin Media plans to invest £3 billion to extend coverage of their network to another 4 million homes and businesses in the UK. Register your interest in Virgin Media upgrading services in your area.