Notts broadband roll-out set to be extended

Nottinghamshire County Council has set out new proposals which could see thousands of extra homes and businesses get access to faster broadband.

Nottinghamshire County Council and BT are six months into the delivery phase of contract one of the £20m Better Broadband for Nottinghamshire (BBfN) programme, which will see access to fibre broadband made available to nearly 95% of the homes and businesses in the county by March 2016.

Now new £5m plans to extend the roll-out further, which would boost faster broadband availability up to 97% of properties countywide, are to be considered by the County Council’s Policy Committee on 7th January.

Councillor Diana Meale, Chair of Economic Development Committee at Nottinghamshire County Council, said: “Good availability of broadband for homes and businesses is a top priority for the County Council. Living and working in one of the best connected counties in the country has numerous benefits for local residents, economic growth and job creation.”


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