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) and it is intended that all Norfolk premises will be able to access a minimum broadband speed of at least 2Mbps. The first services should be available by the end of 2013.
Without BBfN the Council estimates, despite current commercial upgrade plans, there would still be around 34,000 premises in Norfolk not receiving even a basic broadband service by the end of 2015.
In many rural areas we know there aren’t enough potential customers to make a sustainable commercial business case for the full investment, so Norfolk County Council allocated £15 million and secured a further £15 million from central government to improve the broadband infrastructure in the county.
BT, awarded the BBfN contract in December 2012, will also make an £11 million contribution towards the cost of installing the fibre infrastructure.
The rollout of the BBfN infrastructure will happen in ‘phases’. Phase 1 areas should be announced in the summer of 2013 with a new phase announced approximately every three months after that. This website will be updated as details of each phase becomes available.
BBfN – helping make Norfolk a better place to live, work and do business