The “Final 4%”

Leicestershire County Council’s vision is to ensure that all residents and businesses in Leicestershire have access to the broadband speeds they need. 

Through the Superfast Leicestershire programme we are working to ensure that 96% of all homes and businesses have access to fibre broadband, delivering superfast speeds, by the end of 2017. 

By March 2016 we had enabled access for over 65,000 properties, having installed over 200 miles of new fibre cable, more than 300 roadside fibre cabinets and reaching almost 150 towns and villages.

In the next phase (our ‘Contract 2’ rollout) we will bring fibre broadband to another 15,000 county properties as well as 10,000 in Leicester City. Our When and Where page outlines the expected deployment. If you’ve not done so already, we recommend checking out our interactive map for details for your postcode. 

We also have significant further investment available to extend the reach of superfast broadband further. You’ll find more detail here, however, we don’t yet know where we will be going to next. Unfortunately, we do know that current funding constraints mean that some areas are still expected to miss out on superfast access. Rest assured that we are continually investigating all opportunities to improve broadband for all those in Leicestershire and we will keep you posted on any new developments. 


What can I do in the meantime?

In the meantime there are a range of options to boost your broadband speed today. To start, we would recommend checking out our top ten tips to boost your connection:

After that, check out the sections below to see if you can benefit from our subsidised voucher scheme, commercial provider initiatives or if you can make the switch to wireless broadband.


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