Better Broadband for Staffordshire
In partnership with Stoke on Trent City Council, BDUK and BT, Staffordshire County Council is bringing fibre based broadband to 97% of Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent by spring 2016 (roughly 472,000 premises), with 95% of homes and businesses being able to access speeds of 24Mbps or more. For those premises not included in the fibre footprint we are aiming to improve broadband speeds using alternative technologies.
Staffordshire County Council will be investing nearly £8million, which is being match-funded with £7.44million from BDUK and £12.47million from BT.
Public funds will be spent on bringing faster broadband services to areas of the county that are not expected to receive private investment. Many of these areas are rural in nature.
Superfast broadband will have the power to transform lives for everyone living and working in the area. It will boost our economy by enabling our businesses to work in new ways, more effectively and with customers from all over the globe. In addition citizens will benefit from an improvement in services and access to; payments on-line, internet banking, shopping, e-government, e-learning, video calling, digital medical care, on-demand television and much more.
Once complete, our county will have one of the best broadband infrastructures in the world.
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