Digital CityA state of the art city-wide fibre network
The digital revolution brings new technologies and cloud-based services, transforming the way we live and work. Consumers will increasingly compare their experiences with councils and public bodies to other digital interactions.
Peterborough City Council wanted to develop a plan to build a new city-wide pure fibre internet infrastructure for both the public and private sectors which would: attract and retain businesses, encourage new investment, instigate innovation, enhance educational opportunities, boost workforce skills, support new development and increase the city’s profile — all whilst saving council and taxpayers money.
The Council worked closely with CityFibre and Serco to deliver Peterborough’s gigabit speed city-wide network, the Peterborough CORE. It now connects 107 public sector sites, including administrative offices, data centres, schools and hospitals, providing a future-proof network for Peterborough City Council to develop their ambitious digital strategy. Peterborough City Council will soon be connecting 220 new sites to the network comprising CCTV cameras, Wi-Fi connections and a network of Information Traffic System locations.
Following the launch of CityFibre’s “Gig Up” campaign, over 25% of the city’s businesses registered their interest in taking services over the new ultra-fast network. The network now connects more than 150 local companies, future-proofing them as their digital requirements grow in the future.
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A state of the art city-wide fibre network with internet speeds x100 faster than the UK average, creating:
- £5 million in savings
- A 90km core fibre network has been built in 11 months and is still growing
- 107 Council, education and health sites are now connected
- City Fibre’s ‘Gig-up Peterborough’ campaign saw more than 1,000 businesses register interest for gigabit speed internet within 9 months
- Approximately 200 businesses are currently taking Gigabit internet services.