Superfast Cornwall: a superfast broadband partnership for rural transformation Ranulf Scarbrough BT Group
Cornwall ... population: 532,000 small rural market towns peripheral location: train to London 5½ hours weak economy:GVA 65% of UK average qualified for EU structural funds: ERDF Convergence 2007‐2013
a bold aspiration … £132m partnership infrastructure for100% coverage with economic transformation 80‐90% fibre gap funded investor 10,000 build/own/operate business connections value for money open access future‐proofing productivity & risk competitiveness sharing 4,000 new jobs a rural fibre exemplar
fibre underpinning transformation … benefits evaluation business digital environmental digital research & public sector support skills sustainability inclusion innovation transformation driving high levels of participation world class fibre broadband network
the Big Build … FTTC + FTTPduct congestion surveys & planning network inventory offices & flats copper direct rearrangementexchange long lines lines narrow lanes fibre‐on‐demand buried cable small / congested cabs high power costs electricity poles dispersed customers blocked ducts highways environmental way leaves coordination (SSSI, AOONB…)
how are we doing … ? started 1st customer Oct‐10 Jan‐11 50%+ fibre‐on‐ complete demand prices from 330Mbps £15 pcm rollout 20,000+ 30 ISPs with completeshappy customers connections 2014
a powerful partnership model for rural fibre broadband deploymentextensive rural fibre underpinning economic & social transformation a crucial role for established operatorssuperfastcornwall.orgyoutube.com/superfastcornwall
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