Converged Fibre Connectivity Programme

THEME: Digital

AREA: West Sussex

Enhancing digital connectivity across the region

Delivery Body: West Sussex County Council

Theme: Digital

Coast to Capital LGF Allocation: £2m

Match Funding Contribution: £2.2m

Project Status: Delivering

 

Summary of Project

The Coast to Capital area is vast with two cities, numerous towns and a huge amount of natural capital. Remaining joined up via the internet service is seen as a challenge that must be overcome in order to future proof the region and see the growth that is expected of our talent and capabilities. Ensuring a reliable service will create opportunities for businesses to become worldwide competitors and provide the local economy with high quality jobs.

 

Gigabit-capable, full fibre broadband is the next generation of digital infrastructure and is capable of delivering speeds in excess of 1 Gbps with the use of pure optical fibre. With this technology in place the region could become world renowned for its digital capabilities, new technology and innovation.

 

For this reason, Coast to Capital have invested Local Growth Funding to this project to support the installation of digital infrastructure to ensure this ambition for the region becomes a reality. Infrastructure will be installed across areas to reach rural as well as urban centres and will result in new & safeguarded jobs, enterprises and entrepreneurs supported and an increase in homes gaining broadband opportunities of at least 30mbps.

 

Key Outputs

  • 1,312 New Jobs
  • Significant Productivity Increase
  • Innovation Benefits
  • Flexible Working Benefits
  • Network Build Benefits

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