Cornwall Set For 1Gbps Broadband Speeds
Cornwall Council has announced plans to create a super-fast broadband network in the county with speeds up to 1Gbps.
The move comes thanks to a European grant worth £415 million which aims to help the county create a more diverse economy by supporting businesses and boosting the skills of the workforce.
When talking about the plans in the October issue of the Business Cornwall magazine, Kevin Lavery, the Chief Executive of Cornwall Council said, “We’re in the procurement process now, so by the end of the year we will announce a preferred bidder to develop a super-fast broadband network in Cornwall that will be the best in the UK”.
Lavery continued, “We’re talking about for larger companies a gigabyte of speed which is incredibly fast, which will put Cornwall in a great place to do internet business anywhere in the world”.
Work on the the £100 million broadband project is scheduled to start next year, with the help of the South West Regional Development Agency (SWRDA) and southwestbusiness.co.uk.
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