Better Broadband for Nottinghamshire is a multi-million pound partnership between the County Council and a range of funding partners including BT, Central Government, D2N2 Local Enterprise (LEP) and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), which is set to transform broadband speeds across Nottinghamshire.
This large-scale civil engineering programme builds on the commercial rollout of fibre-based broadband within Nottinghamshire (delivered by BT and other telecommunications providers), which will extend access to 86% of premises within the County by the end of 2014.
As a result of the Better Broadband for Nottinghamshire programme, 97% of Nottinghamshire’s premises will be able to access a fibre network, capable of delivering superfast broadband, by 2018.
We announced on the 22nd May the signing of Contract 2 which is made up of £2.63m in Government funding, with £2.63m from the D2N2 LEP Partnership Growth Deal and is targeting the more rural areas in the districts of Bassetlaw, Newark and Sherwood and Rushcliffe. These would have been the areas with the least coverage at the end of Contract 1.
We are pleased to provide residents and businesses within East Leake an update on the cabinets that are currently ‘live’ and are bringing ‘fibre broadband’ to the parish. As at today there are 2 cabinets connected to the East Leake Exchange provide access to over 300 premises – the cabinets are East Leake 9 and East Leake 10. They are located Gotham Road and Main St respectively.
To find out if you’re connected to any one of these ‘live’ cabinets please visit this link and enter your postcode and house number using the ‘address checker’ option: www.dslchecker.bt.com/ Once you have identified which of the 2 cabinets you are connected to you can then upgrade to a better, faster more resilient broadband service.
In order for you to benefit from fibre broadband you need to act – the upgrade to fibre doesn’t happen automatically. You can do this by either contacting your current ISP to discuss the deals currently on offer or alternatively research what other deals are available from different providers by visiting comparison websites such as www.uswitch.com.
Businesses can also take advantage of the recently extended Business Broadband Connection Voucher Scheme – further information is available here: www.connectionvouchers.co.uk/city/nottingham/
A great way of keeping up to date with the roll out of the programme is by either following us on Facebook or by signing up to our Email Me service which can be done by clicking he links below:
Email me: www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/emailme/
Where and When Checker: http://www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/living/business/broadband/where-and-when/