The “Final 3%”

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 97% of all homes and businesses have access to fibre broadband, delivering superfast speeds, by September 2018.

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 current phase (Contract 2), we are bringing 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.

The next phase was approved in June 2017 and will bring quicker connection speeds to the remaining three per cent of Leicestershire homes and businesses – mainly in hard-to-reach rural areas. This phase is now the subject of an Open Market Review, giving communities, local councils and parish councils the chance to let us know why they feel their area should get fibre broadband.

The consultation is open until 5pm on Tuesday 28 November and the results will be used to plan the rollout of the next phase.

 

What can I do if I can’t wait to find out if I’m included?

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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