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2017 12 Dec Cotes Fibre Broadband

Posted: Wed, 20 Dec 2017 10:40 by Stephanie Massey

Fibre broadband has arrived in Cotes

More than 73,000 homes and businesses across Leicester and Leicestershire now have access to fibre broadband, thanks to the county council's Superfast Leicestershire project.

The new fibre broadband cabinet in Nottingham Road, Cotes, has now gone live, meaning that 37 homes and businesses served by the cabinet can now able to upgrade to high-speed fibre broadband. To find out if your property or business can upgrade:

There are lots of benefits for both residents and businesses; for example everything online will be quicker, so if you use services such as iPlayer you won't waste time while the program buffers. Or, if you have several people in a house using the internet at the same time, there won't be a drop in service. Alternatively, if you work from home where you regularly upload and download large files, collaborate with colleagues on documents in real time or require high-quality video conferencing, then you'll also benefit.

What is superfast fibre broadband?

Superfast fibre broadband is the new generation of broadband – much faster, more reliable and it uses a different technology.

While most traditional broadband (known as ADSL) is delivered via copper telephone lines, superfast fibre broadband uses fibre optic cable as part of the link between the customer and the telephone exchange. Through this people can access download speeds of up to 50Mbps.

There are three simple steps you need to follow:

Step 1) Visit the line checker on the Superfast Leicestershire website at the address above.

Step 2) Review your current broadband contract and research potential broadband providers.

Step 3) Contact your chosen broadband provider and arrange the upgrade.

What happens if I don't upgrade?

If you choose not to upgrade to superfast fibre broadband, you'll be able to continue using your existing broadband service as normal.

Should your phone number not work in the line checker please use the broadband availability checker here - www.dslchecker.bt.com

For more information please visit the Superfast Leicestershire website at www.superfastleicestershire.org.uk

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