Where and when fibre broadband will be available
Search by postcode to see what fibre broadband services are available in your area using our interactive map.
The map shows future roll out plans for fibre broadband and timescales.
The map is based on information available to the County Council provided by commercial telecoms providers and the Council’s contracts with Openreach throughout the programme. Please note that the expected coverage is subject to detailed planning and survey work and therefore is subject to change throughout the duration of the programme. The map will be regularly updated with the latest information we have available.
1. Check that fibre broadband is available in your area
Use our interactive online map to search by postcode.
If you’re currently in an area which is covered via the commercial rollout, or the programme has already delivered fibre broadband, it’s likely you can already access a fibre service. Check your availability here:
2. Check which broadband providers are available at your postcode
- BT Broadband checker
- Virgin Broadband checker
- Glide Broadband checker
- BDUK’s Postcode Checker
Other broadband checkers are available.
3. Check your current contract
Before placing an order it is important to take a look at your current broadband contract. Typically, customers sign-up for contracts over a 12 or 18 months. If you are still within your contract, many broadband companies will facilitate an upgrade to a fibre package without penalty.
Take some time to explore your options and choose the right deal for you. Use a comparison website like Ofcom or thinkbroadband.com. Be conscious of offers in your local and national media. When comparing packages it is important to consider the following:
- Speed – This should be checked carefully as some broadband packages can restrict your download/upload speeds in return for a cheaper tariff.
- Usage - Some tariffs will dictate the maximum limit of downloads/uploads per month whereas some packages will provide unlimited usage with no limits.
- Contract - Check the contract length you are being offered. It is important to take note of the time you will be entering a contract for. Typically, it will be 12 or 18 months.
- Calls - Many providers will offer a combined package which provides a telephone service alongside your broadband connection. You may be able to save money this way. TV services are another aspect commonly bundled in packages.
- Offers - There are many incentives on offer from different providers in an effort to get you to sign up to their products. Typical options are discounted introductory deals (6 months half-price line rental etc) or vouchers for high street shopping.
5. Choose your internet service provider (ISP) and place your order
Select your internet service provider which best suits your requirements and place your order.
If you can’t find the information you are looking for on this website, please contact the broadband team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, including your postcode to help us deal with your enquiry.