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Gigahubs Are Here - Supercharging Broadband In Rural Leicestershire



The roll out of Gigahubs – boosting broadband access and speed in rural areas – has reached a big milestone in Leicestershire with over half successfully installed.

Leicestershire County Council is working in partnership with the Government to provide more than 40 public buildings with access to high-speed connectivity.

The first 25 sites have now been completed thanks to £1.5 million of government funding. The sites span Leicestershire and include Lutterworth Library in Harborough district, Asfordby Hill Primary School in Melton, and Witherley C of E Primary School in Hinckley and Bosworth.

Councillor Pam Posnett, cabinet member for broadband, said

“The installation of the first 25 GigaHubs allows residents in our rural communities to access the fastest broadband speeds on the market at their libraries and schools."

“This will allow Leicestershire’s children living in hard-to-reach areas to have better access to the internet for their lessons and allow teachers to experiment with new innovative ways of learning. Residents needing to work or do homework from a library will also benefit from faster connections.”

A further 18 sites are set to be completed by the end of March.

The completed locations are:

• Fleckney Library

• Desford Library

• Lutterworth Library

• Barlestone C of E Primary School

• Sherrier C of E Primary School

• Lutterworth High School

• Waltham on the Wolds C of E Primary School

• Somerby Primary School

• Asfordby Hill Primary School

• Congerstone Primary School

• Higham on the Hill Primary School

• Witherley C of E Primary School

• Old Dalby C Of E Primary School

• The Market Bosworth School

• Market Bosworth Library

• St Peters C Of E Primary School Mkt Bosworth

• Dunton Bassett Primary School

• Ullesthorpe C Of E Primary School

• Newbold Verdon Primary School

• St Andrews C Of E Primary School Academy

• Desford Community Primary School

• Kibworth Recycling and Household Waste Site

• Meadowdale Primary School

• Lutterworth Recycling and Household Waste Site

• Great Dalby School

The GigaHubs programme is part of Project Gigabit, the UK government’s £5 billion programme to deliver lightning-fast, reliable broadband in hard-to-reach areas of the UK.

Confirmed upcoming locations are below:

• Ab Kettleby Primary School

• Fleckney C Of E Primary School

• Harby C Of E Primary School

• Long Clawson C Of E Primary School

• Highways Foxton

• Market Harborough Recycling and Household Waste Site

• Croft C Of E Primary School

• Manorfield C Of E Primary School

• Sharnford C Of E Primary School

• Swinford C Of E Primary School

• Sapcote Library

• Stoney Stanton Library

• Croft County Council office

• Seagrave Village Primary School

• Sheepy Magna C Of E Primary School

• Stanton Under Bardon Community Primary School

• Sileby Library

• Nailstone Depot


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