Catch up with your old favourites

This month on twitter the Superfast Leicestershire team have been delving into the topic of the nations favourite shows and the ones we cannot help but watch over and over again. From Absolutely Fabulous, to Peep Show, via the IT Crowd, and some real throwbacks like Dinnerladies, Blackadder, and The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin, some shows stay with us.
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Leicestershire in the fast lane

Thousands of homes and businesses in west Leicestershire will soon be able to benefit from some of the UK’s fastest broadband speeds.

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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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We are proud to announce that we are a finalist in the Connected Britain awards 2019!

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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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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

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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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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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