Join us at our annual conference!

Leicestershire Digital Conference 2019

#DGPConf19

Bookings are now open! Delivered in partnership with Superfast Leicestershire, this fully-funded Conference will help businesses across Leicester and Leicestershire make the most of the very latest digital technologies.

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Get Your Skates On! Superfast Broadband is here

As the evenings are getting darker, the weather getting colder, and those fuzzy socks are coming on, all you should be thinking about is getting those Christmas presents bought, that hot chocolate drunk, and those festive movies downloaded.

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Milestone mark for broadband programme

Parish councillors, Broadband Delivery UK, Openreach and County Council representatives unveil the 600th cabinet

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Project Update: October 2018

News

We are delighted to report that we remain on track to reach 96% of Leicester and Leicestershire with superfast fibre broadband by the end of 2018. We are also developing plans to roll out superfast broadband to many of the remaining four percent of homes and businesses, which are mainly located in the most difficult to reach rural areas.

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Digital Growth Workshops

The Digital Growth Programme provides free support to small and medium sized enterprises, their latest events are: 
October 2018
2nd Integrating Social Media into your Business (two-day workshop) – The Belmont Hotel, Leicester
2nd International Marketing and Selling Cross-Border Leicester Racecourse – Oadby and Wigston
3rd  Video Marketing including Live Streaming – Holywell Park Conference Centre, Loughborough
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New SME events

The Digital Growth Programme, provides dedicated support to businesses located in Leicester and Leicestershire. Through its events, seminars and workshops it helps growing businesses to explore their options and learn new skills in order to increase their competitiveness and productivity.

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Youngsters up to speed with superfast broadband

Brownlow Primary School children with Openreach, Tom Purnell (Assistant Chief Executive at Leicestershire County Council) and Superfast Leicestershire project team members.

Primary school children in Melton have become the first in the county to trial a new learning resource which explains how fibre broadband works.

The new learning tool, known as ‘the interactive cube’, was developed by Leicestershire County Council’s Superfast Leicestershire team to broaden the knowledge of youngsters around science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) skills.

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Phase 3 Update

The Superfast Leicestershire team are pleased to announce that the Phase 3 Public Consultation is now formally closed.

Within the next phase of the programme we are rolling out superfast broadband even further across the most rural parts of Leicestershire. At this time we cannot confirm which areas will be upgraded, please sign up to our mailing list to receive the latest developments from Phase 3 as they occur.

Project Update: August 2018

News

We are delighted to report that we remain on track to reach 96% of Leicester and Leicestershire with superfast fibre broadband by the end of 2018. We are also developing plans to roll out superfast broadband to many of the remaining three percent of homes and businesses, which are mainly located in the most difficult to reach rural areas.

We will be investing £5.7m in a new Phase 3 rollout and are seeking further funding to ensure we can reach as many people as possible.

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Another Successful Stakeholder Forum

Last Thursday the Superfast Leicestershire Team hosted another Stakeholder Engagement Forum. Though the beautiful weather and the football might have affected the numbers, those who came along hopefully left feeling more positive about the project and secure in the knowledge of when their area will be upgraded.

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