Voucher success in Leicestershire

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport have two great voucher schemes on offer for Leicestershire residents wanting to increase their broadband speeds.

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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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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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Join us at our annual conference!

Leicestershire Digital Conference 2019


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


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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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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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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