Superfast broadband: What we're doing to help
Local Full Fibre Network (LFFN)
As a county council we have utilised the Local Full Fibre Network funding to connect a number of rural public sites with broadband connections across Denbighshire county.
Funding for the network has been approved by the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. Installation by Openreach is anticipated between October 2020 - March 2021.
Once installed, offshoots from these rural sites could be utilised by broadband suppliers working with individuals, businesses or community groups to make the final connections in bringing superfast broadband to rural homes, businesses and communities in Denbighshire. However, there may still be some properties after this work where broadband connections are still not possible.
We want to support Denbighshire communities in working together to find solutions for those areas that are unable to get access to Superfast Broadband.
We are willing to facilitate community broadband events, task group meetings, advise on business plan development and funding opportunities with communities interested in working together to improve their broadband. What is required are local 'champions' who are willing and able to coordinate the work required to implement a community solution.
If you are interested (or know of anyone who would be willing to take this role) please contact us on 01824 706000 or email us.
More information about UK Community-led Broadband schemes, including examples of previous schemes this can be found on the GOV.UK website (external website).
To help businesses to improve digitally, Denbighshire county council work closely with Superfast Business Wales to administer grants of up to a thousand pounds that can help small to medium sized businesses with digital consultancy, hardware, ecommerce and customer relation management.
For more information on the grants and how to apply then please email us.