Sheffield City Council Team up with Openreach
Sheffield City Council teams up with Openreach to deploy full fibre digital network to homes and businesses in the city.
12:20 29 September 2019
Councillors have officially endorsed Sheffield City Council’s Digital Connectivity Strategy that aims to fast track the deployment of full fibre digital network to homes and businesses in the city. The council has teamed up with Openreach and offered the use of its own assets to encourage other network operators to quickly install the required telecommunications infrastructure. The council is also seeking further investment in the Superfast South Yorkshire programme to ensure that council enabled networks can be used as accessible innovation testbeds.
Councillor Bryan Lodge, cabinet adviser for finance, resources and governance, said: “We want Sheffield to be recognised by the digital industry as an attractive place to invest, where the local authority proactively supports operators and removes barriers to the deployment of infrastructure.
“We accept that as a core city, there is much to do. Signing an agreement of this kind with Openreach shows that we are receptive to improving our digital reach and are ambitious to work with other companies that enable us to be at the forefront of 21st century communications. Sheffielders deserve it.”