People in Staffordshire no longer have to miss out because of where they live or where their business is located. As the rollout of the Superfast Staffordshire programme continues more people are accessing fast broadband speeds for the first time, seeing a better connected county.
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.
During the Superfast Staffordshire rollout, more than one million metres of fibre optic cable and around 500 new street-side cabinets will be installed to connect people to the new network across the county. This partnership roll-out is in addition to BT’s commercial rollout that will make fibre broadband available to more than 370,000 Staffordshire premises by the end of 2014.
The combined investment from Superfast Staffordshire, BT’s and other private sector programmes will mean 95 per cent of homes and businesses across the county will have access to super-fast broadband by Spring 2016.