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 BBfN services are now available from Internet Service Providers.
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 which will overlap each other. We aim to make an announcement about the next set of areas to benefit from BBfN every 2 months - this information will appear on this website.
BBfN – helping make Norfolk a better place to live, work and do business