What is Superfast Leicestershire?
Superfast Leicestershire is a project to bring superfast broadband to as many premises in Leicestershire as possible. We expect that more than 72,000 additional premises will be able to receive high speed broadband with a minimum speed of at least 24Mbps.
In addition to our commitment to extend superfast broadband, our contract with BT will ensure all premises have access to at least 2Mbps. We are exploring how we can deliver superfast broadband into these areas.
Everyone within Leicestershire can benefit from this project as it helps to grow Leicestershire’s economy over the coming years; we anticipate that our investment in super-fast broadband could generate £92m of economic growth by 2021.We’ll work with local communities as well as help small businesses to adopt technologies and grow.
Leicestershire County Council has invested £5.4m in the project. £1.1m has been allocated by the district and borough councils, with an additional £6.5 million coming from Government and £1.2 million from the European Union Development Fund. The Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership has allocated £2 million from its Local Growth Fund and BT is also contributing £11.4 million towards the overall cost of the Superfast Leicestershire deployment.