The East Midlands Chamber's eBusiness Club has partnered with Nottinghamshire County Council to deliver a series of Digital Business Growth events which have been developed to help Nottinghamshire businesses:
- Improve businesses knowledge and awareness about the benefits of high speed broadband and associated technologies and the role they play in achieving economic and business growth;
- Support businesses to implement, adopt and exploit digital technologies
Detailed below are the Action Planning Workshops and Awareness Raising Seminars that are being delivered as part of the programme. Simply select the event that you would like to attend and follow the booking procedure. All events FREE to attend for eligible businesses.
Next Generation Access (NGA) broadband is currently being rolled out across Nottinghamshire via the multi-million pound BBfN programme and by commercial telecommunication providers, which is improving broadband availability and speeds for thousands of businesses across the county.
As a result of these interventions, 98% of Nottinghamshire’s premises are expected to be able to access a fibre network, capable of delivering superfast broadband speeds (24Mbps or more), by December 2018
On 22 May 2015 Nottinghamshire County Council announced the signing of Contract 2, targeting the more rural areas in the districts of Bassetlaw, Newark and Sherwood and Rushcliffe. These would have been the areas with the least coverage at the end of Contract 1, which itself would have provided access to fibre broadband for 95% of properties in Nottinghamshire.
In addition to Contract 2, the council announced that they have secured an additional pot of funding of £1.6m which will focus on increasing coverage in the areas of Newark and Sherwood and Bassetlaw.
The government are currently piloting a number of different projects with different suppliers across the country to identify the most efficient way in providing coverage for the hardest to reach parts of the UK. The pilots will run until March 2016. Further evidence and findings will be published during 2015 and 2016.
Presentations delivered through this programme
What's new in Social Media Marketing - Liam Lally Local Breakfast Briefing
Effective Local Online Marketing - Ian Lockwood
What's new in Search - Ian Lockwood
10 Steps to Cyber Security - Andy Waterson
10 Top Productivity Apps - Jon Egley