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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200th Live Cabinet

200th cabinet

As Phase 2 draws close to its final months another mile stone has been reached. Last week saw our 200th broadband cabinet in Phase 2 become live.

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Latest News from The Digital Growth Programme

The Digital Growth Programme provides free support to small and medium sized enterprises in the form of action-planning workshops delivered across Leicester and Leicestershire.

We at Superfast Leicestershire are proud to work alongside the Digital Growth Programme to recognise the importance of continued professional development and education. Technology moves fast and it is easy to feel like the new opportunities to improve business productivity and performance are passing you by.

The Programme hosts a wide range of seminars and workshops on lots of interesting subjects which can help you develop your business skills. The current programme for The Digital Growth Programme’s workshops are;

April 2018
25th Blogging for Business – Pera Business Park, Melton Mowbray
26th Developing Effective Content for the Web – Pera Business Park, Melton Mowbray
26th Email Marketing for Success – The Belmont Hotel, Leicester

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Project Update- April 2018

News

We are delighted to report that we remain on track to reach 97% 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.

Easter Campaign 2018

Following the success of last year’s Easter Campaign, last month marked the restart of #EasterCab on our twitter page. Ten of the newly live broadband cabinets have been decorated with the Superfast Leicestershire Easter egg – Have you spotted one?

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Stakeholder Forum 2018

We are hosting our first Stakeholder Event of 2018 this summer.

  • When? Thursday 28th June 2018, 6pm-8pm
  • Where? Framland Committee Room, County Hall, Glenfield.
  • Who? The event will be hosted by the Superfast Leicestershire Team. Anyone who is interested in learning more about the project’s progress or our future plans is welcome to attend. We would particularly like to hear from residents eligible to Phase 3 funding, who are currently not included in the roll out and those with very slow or no current broadband connection.
  • What? The agenda for the event will be confirmed soon, but is due to include talks from several Project Officers on the developments in the programme, options for those not in the rollout plan, Phase 3, and time for your questions and concerns. The details of our past Stakeholder Events can be read here.

To keep up to date with the details of the event and to register your interest please email us on info@superfastleicestershire.org.uk