The £132m Superfast Cornwall project has won an award that recognises it as Project of the Year at the World Communication Awards, which was judged by a panel of people who work in the communications industry around the world.
The projects website has updated its news already with the details of the award, which is a refreshing change compared to some other project websites, which can be three or four months out of date. While many view the project as just getting fibre to the easy to reach premises in the county, it is actually is about a lot more than just ensuring a higher than national average number of fibre to the premises connections. The project aims to help businesses already located in the county to utilise the benefits of better connectivity and attract firms that are not already located in Cornwall, plus digital inclusion is a core part of the project.
"It is wonderful that the achievements of this pioneering partnership are being recognised on a world stage. Superfast Cornwall is a world-leading example of expertise, cooperation and innovative investment. It will provide a major boost for the future prosperity and wellbeing of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. A huge amount of work has already been undertaken by the partners to make this exciting initiative the envy of the world."Nigel Ashcroft, Superfast Cornwall programme director for Cornwall Development Company