Digital Derbyshire delivered the county's biggest ever broadband transformation
At Derbyshire County Council we understand that as more people use the internet for their day to day activities, a quick and reliable broadband connection is becoming as essential as electricity, gas and other utilities.
We previously worked in partnership with Openreach to lay hundreds of miles of fibre optic cable, bringing better, faster broadband to parts of Derbyshire.
That means thousands of homes and businesses can now order fibre-enabled broadband from an internet service provider of their choice and are connected with the appropriate infrastructure to increase competitiveness, boost productivity, create employment, explore new markets, reduce the need to travel whilst also meeting future demands of consumers and businesses.
By building on the commercial coverage already provided, 97% of homes and businesses in Derbyshire can now access speeds of at least 24Mbs per second.
Digital Derbyshire was a multimillion pound partnership led by Derbyshire County Council and Openreach, and was supported by the UK Government, D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership and the European Regional Development Fund.
Derbyshire County Council will stay committed to providing better and faster broadband to those who are currently without and looking to further develop the infrastructure as and when funding becomes available.