About the Better Broadband for Nottinghamshire programme

Superfast and ultrafast broadband has spread across the county with the Better Broadband for Nottinghamshire programme.

Better Broadband for Nottinghamshire was a £31m+ partnership between the County Council and a range of funding partners including Central Government, Openreach and the area’s district, borough and City councils. The programme built on the commercial rollout of fibre based broadband which alone has provided superfast access to 86% of properties in Nottinghamshire. The Better Broadband for Nottinghamshire programme has ensured that 98.6% of the county's homes and businesses can access superfast broadband. Nottinghamshire County Council remain committed to spreading the reach of fibre broadband services to homes and businesses that are without.

The majority of properties in Nottinghamshire can already access superfast broadband. To see if you can, have a look on the availability checker.

To find out how superfast broadband is helping people in Nottinghamshire, view our case studies.

Latest news

30 November 2022: Project Gigabit delivery plan - Autumn update

BDUK have released the Autumn 2022 update regarding Project Gigabit's delivery plan. For further information please visit: Project Gigabit Delivery Plan - autumn update 2022 - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

30 August 2022: Project Gigabit delivery plan - Summer update

BDUK have released the Summer 2022 update regarding Project Gigabit's delivery plan. For further information please visit: Project Gigabit Delivery Plan - summer update 2022 - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

9 February 2022: Project Gigabit delivery plan - Winter update

BDUK have released the winter update regarding Project Gigabit's delivery plan. For further information please visit: Project Gigabit Delivery Plan: winter update - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

4 February 2022: Consultation aimed at network providers

Project Gigabit - open market review in Nottinghamshire

Building Digital UK (BDUK) is carrying out an open market review in Nottinghamshire to help identify premises that may be suitable for future public funding for gigabit-capable broadband.

BDUK is seeking information and supporting evidence from suppliers - in relation to the presence of gigabit-capable broadband infrastructure within the project areas. If you have existing network coverage or plan to build infrastructure within the next three years, we want to hear from you!

This consultation opens on 9.30am on Friday 4 February 2022 and closes at 5pm on Friday 4 March 2022.

To respond to this open market review, and for more information, visit BDUK’s page on GOV.UK.

25 January 2021: Public Consultation

Public Consultation for the extension to the existing contract to further extend coverage of Next Generation Access (NGA) Broadband across 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.

More details can be found in the Public Consultation Document [Word].

12 January 2021: Get help with technology during Coronavirus (Covid-19)

The Department for Education provide guidance for help and support with technology during coronavirus (COVID-19).

15 September 2020: Funding to boost rural connectivity in Nottinghamshire

Nottinghamshire County Council is investing £750,000 to help connect the most rural areas of the county.

24 October 2019: Better Broadband programme marks five years of superfast delivery across the county

Better Broadband for Nottinghamshire celebrates five years of broadband delivery with Openreach.

23 January 2019: Nottinghamshire is national leader for superfast broadband

A new report has confirmed that Nottinghamshire is amongst the best places in the country for superfast broadband.

21 December 2018: Rural communities to get further broadband boost

People living in some of the most remote communities in Nottinghamshire are to receive another boost to broadband availability in their area.

27 November 2018: County's broadband partnership makes national award shortlist

The County Council has been shortlisted for a 'local government oscar' for its work to roll out superfast broadband to all corners of the county.

6 November 2018: Council Leader welcomes Openreach’s ‘Fibre First’

Nottinghamshire is the first place in the East Midlands to be included in Openreach’s ‘Fibre First’ programme.

26 July 2018: Council Leader welcomes Government's new-build broadband pledge

The Leader of the County Council has hailed a Government pledge to make it mandatory for all new homes to be fitted with full-fibre broadband.

Contact us

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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