Superfast South Yorkshire – Dinnington Ward Summary

The Superfast South Yorkshire programme provided fibre broadband infrastructure for 1,806 premises in the Dinnington ward.

Superfast South Yorkshire – Dinnington Ward Summary



The Superfast South Yorkshire programme provided fibre broadband infrastructure for 1,806 premises in the Dinnington ward.



A total of 1,707 premises have been covered for superfast fibre to the cabinet (FTTC) broadband. This type of technology is based on a combination of fibre optic cable and copper cable and offers broadband speeds of up to 80 Megabits per second (Mbps).


A total of 99 premises in your ward have been covered for fibre to the premises (FTTP) broadband through the Superfast South Yorkshire programme. These properties have access to some of the fastest broadband speeds available. This is a pure fibre connection which runs from the exchange into businesses and homes.



Business parks and industrial estates have been covered for fibre including: Todwick Road Industrial Estate, North Anston Trading Estate and Evans Business Centre.


Take-up of fibre broadband

The take-up of FTTC broadband in Dinnington is 70.2%. The Take-up of FTTP broadband 25.61%.


Take-up of fibre broadband is okay but could be improved upon. The Silverwood and Rotherham East wards are Rotherham wards with higher take-up.


Postcodes covered

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Rural Broadband Vouchers

·       Unfortunately, our programme doesn’t cover everywhere so we promote government backed broadband voucher schemes: the primary scheme available is the rural gigabit broadband voucher scheme and we want to help eligible residents and businesses access the funding

·       Voucher amount:

  • Up to £3,500 for each small and medium-sized business (SME), and up to £1,500 for each residential premises to support the cost of installing new gigabit-capable connections. The more residents and businesses that get involved, the installation cost is made cheaper or is free

·       Eligibility criteria:

  1. Your property must be classified as rural (DeFRA definitions D1-F2)
  2. Additionally, your property must not already be able to receive a service which provide broadband speeds of 100Mbps or greater. There is an Ofcom broadband availability checker can show you which services are currently available:
  1. You will also need to form a group project, as a single connection is not eligible - we’ve found this to be a challenge as it requires the community to pull together and support the project. It also means that one community member/member of the Parish Council would need to lead on the project

What this means for the Dinnington ward

·       Residents and businesses in the ward can benefit. Areas that can benefit include

  • Letwell
  • Gildingwells
  • Firbeck
  • Laughton En Le Morthen
  • Brookhouse
  • Slade Hooton
  • Carr

·       Laughton Common, Dinnington town centre and Throapham are categorised as more urban so are not eligible

·       A large proportion of the 1,707 properties covered for superfast FTTC broadband through the Superfast South Yorkshire can take advantage of the voucher scheme to upgrade to even faster speeds

·       Within your ward there are many residents and businesses struggling with poor broadband speeds and we don’t when they will be in line to upgrade

·       Full information on the scheme is on our website along with step-by-step instructions

·       We want to help residents and business access the voucher scheme and guide them through the process. We urge those who are interested to contact us at [email protected].  We’ve set up a Facebook community forum as a meeting place for local residents to access the voucher


Access to fast broadband is so important right now and I would welcome the opportunity to work together with you to promote the vouchers at the local level.

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