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Better Broadband for Nottinghamshire

Better Broadband for Nottinghamshire is a multi-million pound partnership between the County Council and a range of funding partners including BT, Central Government and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), which is set to transform broadband speeds across Nottinghamshire.

As a result of the programme, 95% of Nottinghamshire’s premises are expected to be able to access a fibre network, capable of delivering superfast broadband, by March 2016. It is also intended that all Nottinghamshire premises will be able to access a minimum broadband speed of at least 2Mbps by the end of 2016.

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.

The Better Broadband for Nottinghamshire contract was awarded to BT in August 2013 and the rollout of the infrastructure will happen in phases which will overlap each other. As soon as information is available on the areas included I the next phase of works, we will publish it on this website.

Better Broadband for Nottinghamshire – helping make Nottinghamshire a better place to live, work and visit.


14 May 2015: Volunteers wanted to join the Digital Champions Network

If you are tech savvy and want to help local businesses and residents get online, why not sign up to become a Digital Champion?

The Nottinghamshire Digital Champions Network is being created to support the £20m Better Broadband for Nottinghamshire programme, which will ensure 95% of homes and businesses have access to fibre-broadband by April 2016.

People interested in becoming a Digital Champion are invited to attend a free, interactive event on Thursday 4 June (9.30am to 1pm) at Rufford Park Golf Centre.

Book online today – places are limited.

29 April 2015: Business Broadband Connection Voucher Scheme 

From 1 April 2015, your business could get a grant of up to £3,000 to upgrade to faster, better broadband through the Broadband Connection Voucher Scheme.

11 February 2015: Broadband roll-out reaches 28,000 Notts homes and businesses

The pace of life in the picturesque village of Orston is about to get a whole lot faster.

19 December 2015: Slow broadband comes a cropper as Notts village enters the fast lane

Hundreds of homes in a Nottinghamshire village, named just eight months ago as having one of the slowest broadband speeds in the UK, now have access to fast fibre broadband.

3 October 2014: Better Broadband for Nottinghamshire programme tops 10,000 premises

More than 10,000 homes and businesses across Nottinghamshire now have access to faster broadband speeds as part of the Better Broadband for Nottinghamshire (BBfN) partnership. 

18 August 2014: Nottinghamshire construction sets superfast broadband milestone

Local firm Gusto Construction has found that slow broadband speeds are a thing of the past after becoming Better Broadband for Nottinghamshire's first superfast broadband customer.

8 August 2014: High speed broadband roll out progressing at a rate of ‘Notts’

More than 1,850 Nottinghamshire homes and businesses can now get faster fibre broadband - just two months into a programme which will see the county become one of the best digitally-connected areas in the country in two years’ time. This announcement comes as the Government announced on 8 August that more than 1 million UK homes and businesses now have access to superfast broadband as a result of the UK wide rollout. 

Better Broadband for Notts launch in Collingham: (left to right) Coun David Lloyd, Chair of the Economic Development Committee, Newark and Sherwood District Council; Coun Diana Meale, Chair of the Economic Development Committee, Nottinghamshire County Council; Steve Henderson, Regional Manager, Next Generation Access, BT

12 June 2014: First phase underway

The first phase of work for the Better Broadband for Nottinghamshire programme is now underway. On 12 June, representatives of the organisations funding and developing the programme officially launched the first upgraded fibre broadband cabinet in Collingham near Newark.

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