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Superfast Cornwall project wins accolade
Tuesday 08 November 2011 16:22:01 by Andrew Ferguson

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of the award, which is a refreshing change compared to some other project websites, which can be three or four months out of date.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


Posted by sfastcornwall over 5 years ago
Thanks for your kind words of support! Naturally we're thrilled that the Superfast Cornwall programme has won such widespread recognition for its ambition to not only provide fibre broadband and other advanced connections but to ensure that the Cornish community is equipped to take full advantage of better connectivity.
Posted by themanstan over 5 years ago
Indeed, well done to all the local government authorities and other interested parties for doing their homework, showing excellent negotiation skills and extracting considerable funds from the EU.
Posted by rjohnloader over 5 years ago
I'm in another pilot County, N Yorks. By next July in our District they may have 3 tiny tiny pilots running using either wireless from an existing private network or bundling ADSL pairs. As for the rest of uss...
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