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 (BBfN) is a £41m partnership between Norfolk County Council, the Department of Culture Media and Skills and BT set to transform broadband speeds across the county – largely in the more rural areas untouched by a commercial solution.

This first phase of funding means that by the end of 2015 more than 80% of Norfolk’s premises are expected to be able to access superfast broadband (24 Megabits per second and above). We are on target to achieve this.

A second phase of the project, announced in January 2015, committed a combined further total of more than £24m – from central government, the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership, Norfolk County Council and five of our district councils - to help us reach the national target of making high-speed broadband available to 95% of UK homes and businesses by the end of 2017.

It is intended that any remaining Norfolk premises will have access to at least a minimum broadband speed of 2Mbps.

You can find out whether your postcode area is due to be covered by clicking on the postcode checker on this page. The rollout of the BBfN infrastructure happens in phases which overlap. We announce the next set of areas we hope will benefit from BBfN every 3 months - in the ‘Where and When’ section.

Once your area has been upgraded you can check here whether your property can receive a better broadband service. In order to benefit from the faster speeds available, 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.