Better Broadband for Nottinghamshire: April 2016

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Better Broadband for Nottinghamshire: April 2016

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Better Broadband for Nottinghamshire: April update 2016

We’re on target to get superfast broadband to more and more homes and business in Nottinghamshire.

In fact, our latest figures show that The Better Broadband for Nottinghamshire programme has already achieved its Contract 1 target, three months ahead of schedule!

Since February, a further 20 fibre enabled cabinets have been deployed across the County enabling almost 64,000 residents and businesses to access a network capable of delivering superfast speeds of up to 80Mbps. 

Progress on The Better Broadband for Nottinghamshire programme Contract 2

Contract 2 was announced in November 2015 which included our commitment to deliver fibre broadband to a further 130 towns and villages across Nottinghamshire.

Thanks to our efforts to accelerate the programme, much of the work currently being undertaken is being delivered many months ahead of when originally planned.

Commencing delivery of Contract 2 sooner simply means we will be well on the way to achieving 98% countywide coverage by 2018.

We are very excited about the coming months and look forward to bringing you more updates on the success of the programme.

Further information on the Better Broadband for Nottinghamshire programme.

Basic Broadband for All – Satellite Scheme update

We wanted to remind you about the satellite scheme that was launched last year.

The number of applications has increased since our last update in February so if your download speeds are less than 2Mbps you may be able to take advantage of this scheme.

Read more about the scheme, including how to apply.

Over the coming weeks eligible premises within Nottinghamshire will also be receiving a leaflet from BDUK detailing further information about the scheme and how to apply.

Please remember to check the ‘Where and When Checker’ first to see the current plans for your postcode first. You never know, we may be coming to your village next!

Nottinghamshire Digital Champions Network

The Nottinghamshire Digital Champions’ Network (NDCN) is being delivered on behalf of Nottinghamshire County Council by Digital Unite.

To find out more about what becoming a digital champion involves visit the Nottinghamshire Digital Champions Network website.

Residents at Lark Hill Retirement Village in Nottingham have been celebrating their new-found digital skills which they’ve gained thanks to the help of a Nottinghamshire Digital Champion.

Over the past 10 weeks local volunteer, Hugh Evans, has been helping the residents learn how to get the most out of life online. On Monday 21 March 2016 he and Councillor Diana Meale presented them with certificates to mark their digital achievements.

Read more about Hugh's work.

Digital Champions Network logo

News and press releases

If you’re already a Facebook follower of The Better Broadband for Nottinghamshire programme then you may have already seen the articles we’ve published. If not, there’s no time like the present to ‘like’ us. We’ve included some of the articles we’ve published here for your perusal….

Useful links and resources

We’ve created this new section to help you navigate to the relevant pages of our site, dependent upon what you’re looking for.

Calling all businesses and residents who have made the switch to fibre-optic broadband – Can you help?

We are currently lookng for more good news stories, soundbites and additional case studies – could you be the next person to help?

Have a look at what residents and businesses are telling us about their experiences since upgrading the fibre broadband.

If you are interested in help us promote the benefits of the programme and willing to answer a few questions, then we would love to hear from you. Please email us at and our Engagement Officer will be in touch.

Show your support - ‘Like’ Better Broadband for Nottinghamshire on Facebook

Spread the word and keep up to date with the programme simply by liking us Better Broadband for Nottinghamshire Facebook.

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