Better Broadband for Norfolk (BBfN) is a multi-million pound partnership between NCC and BT set to transform broadband speeds across the county.

Better Broadband for Norfolk has extended the fibre broadband network to homes and businesses across the county where it wasn’t economically viable for commercial companies to provide access.

Funded through Norfolk County Council, BT and BDUK (Broadband delivery UK), the project is expected to have a huge positive impact on the economic and social development of Norfolk.

In the first phase of the project NCC, the Department of Culture, Media and Sport and BT committed £41m to make sure that by the end of 2015 more than 80% of Norfolk’s premises can access superfast broadband (24 Megabits per second and above). This almost doubled the number who could do so before the project launched in 2012, which stood at 43%.

A second phase of the project has committed more than £12m – from central government, the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership and Norfolk County Council , with further investment to come- to help us reach the national target of making high-speed broadband available to at least 95% of UK homes and businesses by March 2018.

Check here for the list of areas – where and when - (based on the location of fibre enabled cabinets) where fibre is now available, and which areas are next to ‘go live’. This page is updated monthly.

You can also check the status of your individual property on our postcode checker on this page.

Once you have access to improved speeds, in order to benefit, you MUST contact your own or other internet service providers to find out what service packages and speeds are available to your property.

Information for broadband suppliers

Broadband service suppliers can find out more about the new and extended broadband network by registering as a Communications Provider with www.openreach.co.uk

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Please read these terms and conditions

When a cabinet is upgraded, the speed a property has access to, is dependent on its distance from the cabinet. Although the vast majority of properties connected to a cabinet will have access to superfast speeds (24 Mbps+), a small proportion will be too far from the cabinet and their available speed will not increase.

The information provided is subject to survey and there always remains the small chance that this reveals something that would require more work than expected which could cause a delay or, in extreme cases, it is possible that severe technical issues will be discovered that prevent an upgrade altogether.

Any property that will not benefit from a fibre upgrade and that has access to a broadband speed of less than 2 Mbps we will implement an alternative technology during 2015.