We're working in partnership with BT to lay hundreds of miles of fibre optic cable, bringing better, faster broadband to parts of Derbyshire.
It means thousands of homes and businesses can now order fibre broadband from an internet service provider of their choice.
By building on the commercial coverage already provided, we're aiming for 98% of homes and businesses in Derbyshire to be able to access speeds of at least 24Mbps by the end of 2018.
Our programme currently consists of two delivery phases. Phase one began in 2014, and has provided better, faster broadband to over 91,000 properties. Phase two started in autumn 2016, and will give an additional 17,000 properties the opportunity to order fibre broadband by the end of 2018.
Almost all remaining properties - where it's not possible to roll out fibre broadband - will have access to at least 2Mbps, which is part of the Universal Service Commitment (USC) via the Better Broadband Subsidy Scheme (opens in a new window).
You can check you can access better, faster broadband for your home or business (opens in a new window) using our postcode checker or find out how to order fibre broadband (opens in a new window) in five easy steps.
Digital Derbyshire is a £34m partnership led by us and BT, and is supported by the Government, D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership and the European Regional Development Fund.