The Making Kent Quicker programme covers a range of projects that Kent County Council is leading to improve broadband infrastructure.
Making Kent Quicker programme
Kent County Council is working with the Government’s broadband agency, Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) to improve access to superfast broadband services.
To date, this work has already brought superfast broadband to over 125,000 homes and businesses, who would otherwise have been left with no, or slow broadband. This means that 92% of properties across Kent and Medway can now access a superfast broadband service of at least 24mbps.
We are now working with BDUK on a second project to further extend the reach of superfast broadband. This is part of the Government’s national broadband programme to ensure that at least 95% of properties across the UK can access superfast broadband by the end of the 2017. In Kent, we are aiming to achieve 95% coverage by the end of 2017 and 95.7% coverage by September 2018.
Find out more about the coverage in your area.
The Government's Better Broadband Scheme
We are also administering the Government’s Better Broadband Scheme in Kent. The Government's scheme provides subsidised installation of fixed wireless and satellite broadband connectivity to properties that cannot currently access a broadband speed of at least 2mbps. There are a range of packages on offer, including options that provide speeds significantly greater than 2mbps.
Find out more about the The Government's Better Broadband Scheme.