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About Digital Rutland

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Digital Rutland is a partnership project between Rutland County Council, Broadband Delivery UK and British Telecommunications Plc (BT) that's connecting homes and businesses in towns and villages across the county to fibre broadband.

Faster Broadband Roll Out Progress

Phase 3  

Phase 3 of the Digital Rutland project is currently underway bringing faster fibre broadband to c.500 more premises in Rutland. This is expected subject to confirmation to include premises in parts of the following areas:

Ayston

Exton

Morcott

Tinwell

Belmesthorpe

Gt.Casterton

Newstead

Tixover

Brooke

Greetham

Pickworth

Uppingham

Barnsdale

Ketton

Ridlington

Whissendine

Braunston

Langham

Ryhall

Wing

Burley

Lyndon

Sth.Luffenham

 

Edith Weston

Manton

Stretton

 

Previous Phases 

Phase 1 

Phase 1 of the Digital Rutland project connected around 9,600 homes and businesses to fibre broadband with the majority of these having access to superfast broadband speeds. This phase included premises in:

Ashwell

Clipsham

Morcott

Teigh

Ayston

Cottesmore

Normanton

Thistleton

Barleythorpe

Edith Weston

Oakham

Tixover

Barnsdale

Empingham

Nth.Luffenham

Wardley

Barrow

Greetham

Preston

Whissendine

Barrowden

Glaston

Ridlington

Whitwell

Belmesthorpe

Ketton

Seaton

Wing

Belton

Lyndon

Sth.Luffenham

 

Bisbrooke

Manton

Stocken

 

Caldecott

Market Overton

Stretton

 

Phase 2

Phase 2 connected some further 970 premises to faster broadband with the majority of those at superfast broadband speeds. This phase included premises in parts of : 

Barnsdale

Langham/Ashwell

Normanton

Whissendine

Braunston 

Little Casterton

Ryhall

 

Egleton

Oakham

Tinwell

 

Exton

Pickworth

Tickencote

 

Gunthorpe

Pilton

Wardley

 


Commercial Coverage 

In Rutland faster broadband has also been provided by commercial suppliers including Openreach, Rutland Telecom/Gigaclear , Milennium and SeetheLight 

Along with this commercial provision over 95% of premises in the county are now able to access superfast broadband which are defined as speeds greater than 24Mbps.               Source ; Thinkbroadband 

How do I know if I have access to Faster Broadband? 

Contact your Internet Service Provider to see if faster fibre broadband is available to your premise or visit gosuperfastchecker.culture.gov.uk 

Your Broadband Speed 

The Ofcom Voluntary Business and Residential Broadband Speeds Codes of Practice aims to provide business and residential customers purchasing standard broadband services with transparent and accurate information on their broadband speeds.

The Code is a voluntary commitment from the Internet Service Providers who are signatories to the Code. They undertake to provide accurate and transparent speed information at point of sale, manage customers’ speed related problems, and allow customers to exit the contract without penalty if speeds fall below a minimum threshold. This document outlines the detailed commitments of the Internet Service Providers who have signed up to the Code.                              

You can best check your broadband download speeds by connecting your PC or laptop directly to the router. There are a number of sites where you can run a free test to compare speeds on different days and different times of the day.

Contact Us 

We realise you may have questions about Digital Rutland. Please email your enquiry to digitalrutland@rutland.gov.uk and include your name, email, postcode and telephone number (mobile and landline). Other ways of keeping in touch are by following us on Twitter @digitalrutland