Digital City

A state of the art city-wide fibre net­work
THE CHALLENGE

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 SOLUTION

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.
To read more about Digit­al Peter­bor­ough click here. 

 

THE RESULTS

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.