Worcestershire County Council is working with partner organisations on an ambitious programme to bring access to Superfast Broadband to Worcestershire.
In May 2012, Worcestershire's Local Broadband Plan was approved to deliver ambitious targets by 2015.
In August 2013, Worcestershire County Council signed a £20 million deal to bring Superfast Broadband to nearly 55,000 rural homes and businesses. This immense engineering task includes ambitious targets so that by June 2016:
- 90% of business premises in Worcestershire will have the ability to access high-speed fibre Broadband
- High-speed fibre Broadband will be available to at least 90% of Worcestershire residents.
- Everyone in the county will have access to broadband speeds of at least 2Mbps.
The most up to date information on Superfast Worcestershire is available on http://www.superfastworcestershire.com/
A multi-million pound boost to the current Superfast Worcestershire programme will see more than 8,000 additional homes and businesses able to access high-speed fibre broadband by Summer 2018.
On 27 March 2015 more than 22,000 premises are already able to sign up to the high-speed technology out of the 55,000 planned in the first phase of the Superfast Worcestershire programme, which will finish at the end of June 2016.
When the extension of the programme is complete it will increase the percentage of homes and businesses able to access fibre-based broadband in Worcestershire to more than 95 per cent when the private sector’s commercial roll-out of the technology is also included; with 94 per cent of all premises across the county able to access superfast speeds of 24 megabits per second (Mbps) and above.