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1 Delivering Superfast Broadband in Leicestershire Shabaz Karim Broadband Business Coordinator LCC


3 Outline Current broadband BT contract to provide superfast broadband to Leicestershire’s residents and businesses NWL areas going live Potential solutions Importance/benefits of superfast broadband Current eBusiness Club contract

4 Current BT Contract -Government priority – 95% UK SFBB coverage by 2017 -Key priority for LCC -£18.8m BT contract (£4m LCC, £1.1m Districts, £1.2m ERDF, £3.4m DCMS, £9.1m BT) -Increase fibre broadband coverage from 75% to c.96% -Additional 62,000 premises -Summer 2014 - end March 2016 -20,000 premises connected

5 Dark Grey: Commercial rollout Blue: Available spring 2016 Yellow: Currently not in the rollout Light Brown: In planning and being built

6 NWL Rollout Moira – commercial deployment – BT live Measham – number of cabinets stood – Go Live from summer 2015. Further deployment up to winter 2015/16 Oakthorpe and Donisthore – cabinet stood – Go Live summer 2015 Snarestone – cabinet not yet stood – Go Live from winter 2015/16 Appleby Magna – cabinet stood – Go Live summer 2015

7 The “Final c.5%” -LCC vision to ensure all premises can access superfast speeds (30Mbps) by 2018 Potential solutions -Increased commercial deployment -Funding released from Phase 1 contract -Additional public investment - £6.9m (Phase 2 SEP) -Community-led solutions (£0.5m public funding) -Community-led solutions (private investment, demand)

8 Superfast Broadband Business Benefits Cost savings – web based =15p, phone = £2.83 and face to face = £8.62 Improved efficiency and performance Flexible working Reducing the barriers to entry into new sectors Uploading and downloading large files Increased channels of communication Social media Minimise expense of tech infrastructure by moving to cloud based services for CRM, billing and support

9 East Midlands Chamber eBusiness Club Contract Contract secured through ERDF (CLG) To support SME’s across Leicestershire with 1-2-1 advice Support available until October 2015 The service will be delivered as part of other Superfast Leicestershire campaign and demand stimulation activity.

10 Aim “To intensively assist SMEs across Leicestershire to exploit advanced technologies to transform their business processes”

11 Who is eligible for support? SME’s 250 employees Annual turnover not exceeding 50 million euros Annual balance sheet total not exceeding 43 million euros Based All Leicestershire district council areas

12 What Support can SME’s access? 12 hours of support per business Strategic action planning workshops Events (eBiz Bytes) Webinars and e-learning modules Superfast Leicestershire Conference and Expo Online community and technology support forums

13 Strategic Action Planning Workshops

14 Action Planning Workshops Planning the Perfect Website Web Content that Works for You Online Marketing for Local Businesses Blogging for Business Selling on the Internet – Getting Started Getting to Grips with SEO – Search Engine Optimisation Getting Started with Google Analytics Converting Website Visitors into Sales Email Marketing for Success Strategies in Paid Digital Advertising

15 Technology and eBusiness Events Breakfast/evening briefings between Oct 2014 and Oct 2015, provide awareness of existing and emerging technologies. Delivered as: 90-minute seminars (eBiz bytes) Delivered across Leicestershire Range of subject matters Delivered by expert practitioners Facilitates Q&A session and networking Delegates receive a copy of presentations

16 Further Activity Superfast Leicestershire Google+ Online Community Platform Collaboration, distribution of knowledge, e-learning opportunities, events and up-to-date information on new technology. Superfast Leicestershire Technology Forum Forum will be set up to share best practice and expertise on new technologies Conference and expo

17 Thank you Further information visit: http://www.superfastleicestershir http://www.superfastleicestershir

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