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Better Broadband for Norfolk Information Sheet 7 (22 August 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?
After we held another opportunity for people to register their interest in receiving better broadband at the Royal Norfolk Show in June we passed the 15,000 sign-ups mark. Thank you to everyone who has signed up so far, the support has been brilliant and important.
Otherwise, we re still 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 but should be able to tell you more in the near future.
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 at the Norfolk Food and Drink Festival on Sunday 9 September at the Norfolk Showground on the outskirts of Norwich. You can also talk to members of the Better Broadband for Norfolk team at the Festival and find out more about the project.
It s a free-to-enter event and there ll be lots going on, and extra excitement as the finish of the first leg of the Tour of Britain cycle race is taking place at the Showground to coincide with the Festival.
Dozens of the world s top cyclists are anticipated to cross the finish line at about 2.45pm on the day.
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.
Remember, you re not committing to receive better broadband in signing up, just helping us demonstrate the demand for it.
If you don t think you ll be able to make it to the Norfolk Food and Drink Festival, you can still sign up on the Say Yes website (www.norfolk.gov.uk/sayyesnorfolk) or by ringing 0344 800 8023 until 30 September 2012.
If you require further information please telephone Norfolk County Council on 0344 800 8020.