More than 98% of homes and businesses in Nottinghamshire now have superfast broadband in county council's partnership with Openreach
More than 98% of homes and businesses across the county now have access to superfast broadband, with download speeds of 30Mbps or more, thanks to the Better Broadband for Nottinghamshire programme, led by the county council in partnership with Openreach.
This takes the county a step closer to 100% broadband coverage.
The partnership to deliver faster broadband speeds to all parts of the county has bought together more than £31m of investment from the county council, Government, Openreach and other partners over the last five years.
The Better Broadband programme has reached more than 84,000 homes and businesses, many of which are in the most rural and remote parts of the county.
More than 600 green roadside fibre cabinets now been installed as part of the build, and the final one — the 608th — in Upper Saxondale has now been switched on.
Lisa Cobley, of Upper Saxondale, who recently had superfast broadband installed in her home, said: “I remember the days of dial up internet. It could take minutes to load a single page.
"The speed of my internet connection now means I can download movies.”