News

19.11.19

Officials claim 98% superfast broadband coverage in Nottinghamshire

Officials have announced a 98.37% superfast broadband coverage in Nottinghamshire thanks to the Better Broadband for Nottinghamshire campaign.

The campaign is a partnership between Nottinghamshire County Council and a range of funding partners including Central Government, Openreach and the area’s district, borough and City councils that has seen upwards of £31 million invested into it since it began in 2014.

Councillor Kay Cutts, leader of Nottinghamshire County Council and Chair of Policy Committee, said:

"Helping residents and businesses to make the switch to fibre-based broadband will enable them to make the most of the opportunities to gain access to jobs and improved services.”

Better Broadband for Nottinghamshire aimed to have 98% of Nottinghamshire covered by superfast broadband by the end of 2020.

The target has been met with over a year to go, with 98.37% of homes having superfast broadband (More than 24 Megabit per second) and 72.18% having ultrafast broadband (More than 100 Megabit per second).

When the campaign began, 86% of homes in Nottinghamshire already had access to superfast broadband, with mostly rural areas missing out on the technology.

Across the UK, 95.8% of homes have access to superfast broadband and only 56.1% have access to ultrafast broadband.

Nottinghamshire County Council have recently agreed to seek a grant of £236,732 from the European Regional Development Fund, to give fibre broadband access to a further 750 businesses.

Comments

There are no comments. Why not be the first?

Add your comment

 

public sector executive tv

more videos >

latest news

View all News

comment

Peter Kyle MP: It’s time to say thank you this Public Service Day

21/06/2019Peter Kyle MP: It’s time to say thank you this Public Service Day

Taking time to say thank you is one of the hidden pillars of a society. Bei... more >
How community-led initiatives can help save the housing shortage

19/06/2019How community-led initiatives can help save the housing shortage

Tom Chance, director at the National Community Land Trust Network, argues t... more >

editor's comment

25/10/2017Take a moment to celebrate

Devolution, restructuring and widespread service reform: from a journalist’s perspective, it’s never been a more exciting time to report on the public sector. That’s why I could not be more thrilled to be taking over the reins at PSE at this key juncture. There could not be a feature that more perfectly encapsulates this feeling of imminent change than the article James Palmer, mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, has penned for us on p28. In it, he highlights... read more >

last word

Prevention: Investing for the future

Prevention: Investing for the future

Rob Whiteman, CEO at the Chartered Institute of Public Finance (CIPFA), discusses the benefits of long-term preventative investment. Rising demand, reducing resource – this has been the r more > more last word articles >

interviews

Artificial intelligence: the devil is in the data

17/12/2018Artificial intelligence: the devil is in the data

It’s no secret that the public sector and its service providers need ... more >

the raven's daily blog

Utilising data to best deliver meaningful public services

14/11/2019Utilising data to best deliver meaningful public services

Public Sector Executive’s Matt Roberts explains how living in a modern, interconnected world, as we do, means public sector organisations cannot afford to ignore the rol... more >
read more blog posts from 'the raven' >

public sector events

events calendar

back

December 2019

forward
mon tue wed thu fri sat sun
25 26 27 28 29 30 1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31 1 2 3 4 5

featured articles

View all News