Announcing the Rural Gigabit Voucher

This month the Government launched a new broadband voucher scheme to help those in need of a ultra-fast broadband connection.

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New Voucher Scheme Could End Slow Broadband Misery

Leicestershire and Leicester businesses and homes can now apply for the Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme (GBVS) as part of the government’s £67million investment commitment to make a “full fibre Britain”.
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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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Project Update: October 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 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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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.

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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Superfast Leicestershire Beats National Average

 

This month, the regulatory body Ofcom published their annual study of home broadband internet service provider’s speeds across the United Kingdom.

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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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