Fibre Community Partnership Scheme
Leicestershire County Council is encouraging people from around 25 villages to sign up for free vouchers to help fund the build being led by Openreach, as part of a Government scheme. If enough people sign up, the villages will join more than 40,000 homes and businesses across Leicestershire who already have full fibre broadband.
Once the pledge target for the scheme is reached, residents need to ensure they then validate their vouchers with the Government so that Openreach can confirm that building work can get underway. As part of the funding conditions residents are asked to commit to ordering a full fibre service from a provider of their choice for at least 12 months once the new network is available and confirm they are connected.
The eligible communities include:
For more information on the Fibre Community partnership and to check eligibility visit https://www.openreach.com/fibre-broadband/fibre-community-partnership
Please find here the press release from Leicestershire County Council which has further information: https://www.leicestershire.gov.uk/news/communities-urged-to-make-ultrafast-pledge