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26 June 2017

Council leader comments on the importance of broadband

“Broadband is essential” says council leader, Nick Rushton.

At cabinet on Friday 23 June it was decided that the Superfast Leicestershire project should continue to enable even more homes and businesses to the new technology. The leader is confident that it will bring stability and economic growth to our county.

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15 June 2017

£5m boost to superfast network  

£5 million plans to start rolling out superfast broadband to the remaining three per cent of Leicestershire homes and businesses are set to move forward.

Leicestershire County Council wants to extend the network to the properties, which are mainly located in the most difficult to reach rural areas.

Since July 2014, the council has worked with BT to make superfast broadband available to more than 73,000 premises. By September 2018, it’s expected that a further 11,000 will benefit – taking the total to 97%. This third phase would increase coverage further.

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Interim better broadband scheme

If you currently experience poor broadband speeds, or if you are unable to obtain an affordable broadband service at all, our Superfast Leicestershire programme will provide you with access to an alternative broadband service that will offer speeds of at least 2Mbps.

This scheme will fulfil the Government’s commitment to ensure everyone can access a minimum download speed of 2Mbps – the Universal Service Commitment.

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