About the Better Broadband for Nottinghamshire programme

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 and the European Regional Development Fund, which is set to transform broadband speeds across Nottinghamshire.

It has been set up to take advantage of the government's Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) initiative, which provides funding to help councils improve broadband access where it is currently lacking and where needs will not be met by the private sector.

The programme builds on the commercial rollout of fibre-based broadband within Nottinghamshire delivered by BT and other telecommunications providers, which alone would only provide access to fibre broadband for 86% of properties in Nottinghamshire.

As a result of the Better Broadband for Nottinghamshire programme, 98% of Nottinghamshire's premises will be able to access a fibre network capable of delivering superfast broadband by 2018.

Public Consultation for the new procurement to further extend coverage of Next Generation Access (NGA) Broadband across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire

This public consultation sets out that proposed intervention area, so as to enable all interested stakeholders (including the public, businesses, internet service providers and broadband infrastructure operators) to comment on the proposals.  In particular, this provides an opportunity for broadband infrastructure operators to review the County Council’s mapping to ensure that it correctly represents the information provided by them in the course of the OMR.

All responses to the public consultation will be carefully considered and where necessary will be incorporated into the final map of the intervention area. The final intervention area maps and a summary report confirming details of the changes made to the proposed intervention area will be published on the Nottinghamshire County Council website shortly after the close of the consultation period.

This consultation will remain open until Thursday 31 August 2017. More details can be found in the Public Consultation document [Word].

Latest news

2017

20 July: Broadband roll-out in Notts set for further extension

The roll-out of superfast broadband in Nottinghamshire is to be extended beyond 2018 after further funding was secured to give access to some of the county's most remote properties.

And the County Council is to seek assurances from local planning authorities that they insist all new homes are 'future proofed' with broadband access, after a survey found that some new housing developments have been constructed with no in-built provision.

21 April: Funding streams open for D2N2 Digital Growth Programme

Organisations across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire can now apply for grants of up to £16,000 to improve their digital capabilities.

A grant scheme has been set up through the D2N2 Digital Growth Programme which aims to help enterprises with growth aspirations to maximise their use of existing technology or explore and introduce new and emerging ICT products.

6 February: Nottinghamshire now the best connected county in the Midlands thanks to £29 million broadband partnership

Businesses on the Manvers Business Park in Cotgrave have become the latest to benefit from a £29m investment in Nottinghamshire’s digital infrastructure. The investment means that Crocodile Stores can remain based in Cotgrave and continue to develop and grow locally.

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If you can’t find the information you are looking for on this website, please contact the broadband team by emailing enquiries.broadband@nottscc.gov.uk, including your postcode to help us deal with your enquiry.


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