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Benefits of fibre broadband for home users

So many aspects of people's home lives are dependent on a fast, reliable internet connection.

Fibre broadband to your home means there's greater capacity for all the family to go online at the same time to do the things they want to do.

Find out how fibre broadband is changing the lives of people who live and work in Derbyshire.

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Stream films and TV shows

With better, faster broadband you can download the latest blockbuster or watch your favourite TV programme online instantly.

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Chat to family and friends

Talk to your family and friends anywhere in the world through high definition video calling such as Skype or FaceTime.

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Working from home

Working from home can be as fast and effective as working from the office. This could save you time and money. You could consider setting up your own business from home.

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Access council services

You can now access a whole host of council services and information online including reporting faults or problems on our roads and footpaths, look for a job, renew library books, apply for free school meals, find a Trusted Trader and contact your councillor.

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Make it a family affair

With better, faster broadband the whole family can go online at the same time. You can watch online or catchup TV, do homework, order the weekly shop and download music.

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Download and play games online

Games will run more quickly with fibre broadband and the connection won't be lost.

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Store your files in the cloud

Keep photos, documents, music and videos online in the cloud rather than on a computer at home. Your files will be safe, and you can access them from anywhere. Fast upstream speeds means they're saved and backed up in seconds.

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Latest cabinets

The following cabinets have recently been fibre enabled:

Bakewell 2
Bakewell 604
Bolsover 14
Bolsover 25
Hathersage E4
Holmesfield 4
Holmewood 8
Hope 2
Repton 5

How we're doing

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98,000
Faster homes and businesses
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535
Miles of fibre optic cable laid
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77
Exchange areas enabled
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477
Cabinets enabled