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DoH Awards Broadband Network Contract

19 February 2004

The Department of Health announced today the awarding of the contract for one of the key infrastructure elements of the health service national IT Progamme, the N3 broadband network.

BT will provide and manage the national network linking all NHS organisations in England, John Hutton, the Health Minister said.

The network, providing the backbone on which the new IT systems behind delivered by the National Programme for NHS IT will be run, will serve 18,8000 NHS locations and sites, enabling voice and data transmission of media information.

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