So, what exactly will broadband mean to you?
Decent broadband is essential for future economic growth, for students, families, farmers, rural businesses and communities and for everyone who wants a brighter future for this county.
The project will provide substantial upgrades to the broadband infrastructure.
By the end of 2016, 90 percent of our homes and businesses will have access to the benefits of fibre broadband and the remaining premises in the project area will have access to at least 2Mbps, making use of other technologies such as wireless, satellite and advanced copper.
Once the work is complete, you will have a choice of at least two service providers on an open network. You will be able to shop around for the best package to suit your needs. There are guides and consumer comparison sites to help you compare providers, such as the BBC or Choose
Your broadband won’t automatically get faster without you taking any action. Once you've checked your line to confirm what type of broadband is available to you, you can place an order with an Internet Service Provider (ISP) in your area. Fibre broadband uses a different technology, and an engineer will need to visit your premises to install the necessary equipment.
The most common access to broadband is through a telephone line or cable services, but it can also be available via 3G mobile phones, satellite, fibre optic cables and Wi-Fi connectivity in town and city centres.
You can check your broadband speed on the following broadband speed checker website. Broadband speeds will vary according to the time of day, day of the week or other factors, so it's worth repeating the test to get the range of speeds you will receive.
The SamKnows UK broadband availability checker lets you find out what broadband is available in your area.
Find out about the Superfast fibre broadband roll out plans by the private sector in your area.
Can I get it at my home or business?
We estimate 77,732 Nottinghamshire homes and businesses are at risk of not getting access to next generation access broadband for many years.
Residents and the Community
We want our residents to have access to all the latest online services, entertainment options and shopping facilities that help make life easier and more fun! We want children to be able to study online, people to be able to work from home and residents to access public services by computer.
Nottinghamshire County Council is committed to promoting prosperity and job creation, through helping businesses to thrive. Improved broadband infrastructure speeds up business transactions, attracts potential customers and improves efficiency. Firms with good internet speeds win business from their competitors in poorer connected locations.
We also want new firms and overseas companies to choose to relocate or to invest in Nottinghamshire – providing access to next generation broadband access will be part of our offer.