Superfast Broadband Infrastructure for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly
The aim of the project is to transform Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, economically and socially, by providing a Superfast Broadband network, including the infrastructure across the whole of the area.
Superfast Broadband investment represents the single largest and most transformational ERDF investment that the ERDF Convergence programme has made. It has contributed towards the economic transformation of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly and helped to make it a more knowledge based, high value added, lower carbon economy.
The project links together and adds value to virtually all other investments in the programme, including, place-based, regeneration activity, innovation centres and the Combined Universities in Cornwall developments.
The number of targeted businesses will be maximised by ensuring early deployment to business parks and other areas of Convergence activity, providing fibre connectivity with up to 100Mb/s capability. High value businesses will be prioritised for connection within the rollout plan wherever possible and will be selected for higher speed solutions where this is achievable.
By the end of 2014, a fibre based solution will be available to 90% of all Cornwall’s businesses, and a total of 10,000 of Cornwall’s 25,000 businesses will be connected. More than half of these will have access to the highest speeds with a Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) solution.