Staffordshire Superfast Success Programme
Superfast Staffordshire programme successfully connects 99.3% residents in Cannock Chase district.
19:58 20 April 2018
99.3per cent of Cannock Chase district is now connected to total fibre broadband, thanks to the Superfast Staffordshipre programme. Run jointly with Openreach and the government’s Broadband Delivery UK programme, the initiative delivers speeds of at least 24Mbps, which is fast enough to stream ultra high definition videos or download 200 photos in less than a minute.
Mark Winnington, Staffordshire County Council’s economic growth leader, said: “Access to superfast broadband is essential to every resident and business in Staffordshire and across the UK.
“Connectivity enables people to live independently and grow more prosperous whilst boosting economic growth and productivity.”
“Our Superfast Staffordshire has played a vital part in the delivery of fibre broadband in the county and we are pleased to hit the 95 per cent coverage mark in November, ahead of the national programme. It’s fantastic that one of our districts has near total coverage with the rest of the county pretty close. We’re really urging people now to contact a broadband provider and get connected.”
“We are determined now to continue our drive to enable remaining properties to get connected. We’re using a combination of technologies and co-funding solutions to ensure even residents and businesses in the smallest, most remote parts of our county have access to this essential technology.”