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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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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Project Update: August 2018

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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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Fibre Broadband Signups Top 50%

More than half of all homes and businesses reached by the multi-million pound Superfast Leicestershire broadband programme are now using fibre broadband.

Figures, released by Openreach, reveal that the number of people who have signed-up to the scheme has passed the 50 per cent mark.

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Meet Fibre Fox – and help to give him a name

There’s a new addition to the Superfast Leicestershire broadband team.

‘Fibre Fox’ is all bright eyed and bushy tailed about being the new public face of Leicestershire County Council’s broadband partnership with BT – but he needs a name!

So people across Leicestershire are being encouraged to take part in a competition, running through to the end of October, to find a catchy name for Leicestershire’s new broadband hero.

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