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24 October 2016

Project update – 24 October 2016

The last few weeks have been spent expanding the fibre broadband network. Our surveyors have been out looking for the best spots in certain areas so when the structures are positioned, they will be able to reach the maximum number of homes and businesses with optimum speeds. We’ve also been spending some time in Leicester as there are many areas in the city that we are visiting for the very first time.

The map is now in its testing stage meaning our team is putting the map under scrutiny to ensure everything is correct. We will announce when the map is ready via our website and social media so keep an eye out on @leicscountyhall and www.superfastleicestershire.org.uk

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21 October 2016

How to supercharge your broadband

Frustrated with slow broadband speeds? If we’ve not yet reached your area with superfast fibre, you might be able eek a few extra ‘bits’ of speed from your existing connection by following our top 10 tips. 

1 – Check your speed

Do a free speed test.  There are loads of free online tools which you can use. See below a selection of OFCOM approved speed checkers :

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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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