Better Broadband for Norfolk Update

Better Broadband for Norfolk Information Sheet 6 (8 June 2012) 
In May 2011 Norfolk County Council was successful in its bid to secure Government funding to help provide improved broadband speeds and access across Norfolk. 

In January 2012 we launched the ‘Say Yes to Better Broadband in Norfolk’ campaign and asked people to register their interest in receiving better broadband so that we could demonstrate the demand that exists in the county.

We want to keep the people of Norfolk informed and updated about the project and the work that is underway to provide better broadband services in the county. Please visit www.norfolk.gov.uk/sayyesnorfolk for more information on the project.

What’s happened since the last update?
We’re currently in the procurement phase of the project. This means that we’re in discussions with potential private sector partners who will help us deliver the better broadband project in Norfolk. Because this is a competitive bidding process, we can’t go into any further detail at this stage. We hope to be able to tell you more in the next information sheet.

Is there anything else happening?
We have got another opportunity for people to ‘Say Yes’ to better broadband in person coming up – you’ll be able to register your interest in the Norfolk County Council tent at the Royal Norfolk Show on Wednesday 27 and Thursday 28 June. You can also talk to members of the Better Broadband for Norfolk team at the show and find out more about the project.

It’s still important that anyone who might be interested in receiving better broadband says yes so that the project has as much information about demand for broadband services in Norfolk as possible.

If you’re not coming to the Norfolk Show, you can still sign up on the Say Yes website (www.norfolk.gov.uk/sayyesnorfolk) or by ringing 0344 800 8023 until later this summer. 
We’re fewer than 100 ‘yeses’ away from 15,000 since we launched the campaign in January and that would be a nice milestone to pass! 

If you require further information please telephone Norfolk County Council on 0344 800 8020.

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