Calling all villagers, rural businesses, farmers, parish councils, landlords, online gamers, film fans, home-workers, vicars and everybody who wants a more prosperous future for Notts.
Are you frustrated by slow broadband speeds at home or at work?
You're not alone!
Thousands of residents and businesses across Nottinghamshire suffer very slow speeds or get no broadband service at all. It's frustrating for home computer users, but potentially disastrous for businesses.
Worse still, things could stay this way for many years unless we can persuade the telecoms companies to prioritise work in Nottinghamshire.
Join our campaign today for Faster Broadband in Notts, to help businesses thrive and get decent speeds for everyone across our county
Why is it so important for businesses?
Nottinghamshire County Council is committed to promoting prosperity and job creation, through helping businesses to thrive. Poor broadband speeds slow down business transactions, put off potential customers and reduce efficiency. Firms with poor internet speeds lose business to their competitors in better connected locations.
We also want new firms and overseas companies to choose to relocate or to invest in Notts - but they won't if they can't get access to decent broadband speeds.
Join our campaign by pledging support for your business. It takes just a moment to register your details.
Why is it so important for residents?
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.
We need to do something about this, together, NOW, before it's too late.
Join our campaign by pledging support for your household. It takes just a moment to register your details.
How is this campaign going to work?
We're aiming for 5,000 public pledges by October. We'll gather this data, together with local business intelligence, case studies and economic data. This will be presented to potential broadband service providers - the companies who go out and update local exchange boxes by installing the fibre optic cables necessary for "superfast" broadband.
The aim of government and local authorities is that most areas of the UK will get superfast access by 2015, but, in reality, commercial broadband suppliers are likely to go out to those areas with highest demand first - because it makes commercial sense.
We will lobby for them to prioritise Nottinghamshire. We can't promise this will work, there are a few areas (about 10% of the most remote places) where superfast fibre optics are just not feasible. But for these areas we still feel there could still be some improvements and we are committed to them.
Commercial broadband service providers will use the information you supply on the pledge form to identify pockets of demand. In passing on your information we will not identify you personally. If you do not wish us to pass on your information to third party companies (internet service providers) there is a box for you to tick on the form.
Do you need a paper version of the pledge form?
If you know of a community group who would like to pledge, it may be more convenient to provide them with paper pledge forms - rather than relying on a laptop with slow broadband!
If so, just download the form [PDF] and print out (as an A5 leaflet) as many copies as you need. People can then FREEPOST forms back to the Council themselves or hand the forms to you to collect and send on.
There's also a poster [PDF] you can download and distribute.
Can I pledge over the phone?
Yes, just call our Customer Service Centre on tel: 08449 808080. Calls cost 3p per minute from BT landlines (inc VAT). Mobile and other providers costs may vary. See www.bt.com/pricing.