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Improving digital connectivity

We’re improving all types of fixed and mobile connectivity across the county to help increase the quality of life for all residents as well as support business growth, social mobility and tourism.

Our new website explains all the ways we can help you become better connected now and in the future.

TabletIt includes work we’re doing with operators to improve mobile phone coverage, as well as information on a range of schemes to help improve broadband speeds and access for homes and businesses across the county.

Some of the fastest, most reliable broadband services in the UK are heading to Norwich, after the city was named amongst 29 new locations to benefit from Openreach’s nationwide investment programme.

Rural areas will benefit from £8 million funding from the Department for Digital Culture, Media and Sport to connect high speed fibre to 372 public sector locations across the county. This will increase opportunities for residents and businesses in those areas to take advantage of the extended fibre network by applying through the Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme.

You can also find out about our plans for public access wifi, 5G and our work with the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership to accelerate the development of the Internet of Things (IoT) in Norfolk.

IoT technology involves connecting devices with a sensor to the internet to collect data to monitor, manage, control or report. This technology has multiple uses – everything from detecting if a kettle is turned on before a certain time (if it's not, a member of the owner’s family is alerted to check on them) to monitoring road surface temperatures to enable more efficient gritting of roads.

Visit www.norfolk.gov.uk/digital to find out more.

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