Broxtowe is already be on the way to becoming one of the best connected districts in the country, but new county council proposals could see thousands of extra homes and businesses get access to faster broadband.
Nottinghamshire County Council and BT are six months into the delivery phase of contract one of the £20m Better Broadband for Nottinghamshire programme, but are now looking at a second contract which would see access to fibre broadband made available to 97.6 per cent of the homes and businesses in the Broxtowe and 97.2 per cent by March 2016. This would mean that 50,367 buildings in Broxtowe and 54,167 in Ashfield would have superfast broadband available to them. The new contract would tap into an offer of £2.63m from Government and £2.63m from D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership Growth Deal funding to deliver the scheme. This second contract would particularly target more rural areas of the county where fibre broadband availability is not as high as elsewhere.