BBfN - Norfolk hopes to have some of the best broadband connectivity in Europe by 2017
Better Broadband for Norfolk (BBfN) is a multi-million pound partnership between NCC and BT set to transform broadband speeds across the county. Plans are to invest an additional £17.9m extra funding into 90% of properties across Norfolk allowing better access to fibre-optic broadband. “Norfolk will have greater high-speed fibre-optic broadband coverage than France, Germany, Italy and Spain” according to the man at BT in charge of connecting Norfolk to super-fast internet.
Representatives from Norfolk County Council, BT and the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership met in January to mark the £17.9m extension of the Better Broadband for Norfolk programme, and hopes are for a further 25,000 mostly rural homes by the end of 2017 to be connected to the super-fast fibre network.
- The 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.
- The second phase of the project, will help us reach the national target of making high-speed broadband available to 95% of UK homes and businesses by the end of 2017.
More recently around 20,000 more premises have been given access to better broadband services and more homes and businesses are set for will be able to gain better services if they contact their own, or any other ISP to see what new internet packages can now be available to them.
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. BBfN announce the next set of areas to benefit every 3 months - in the ‘Where and When’ section.