About our programme
Funded by the EU, BT and Cornwall Council, and managed by Cornwall Development Company, Superfast Cornwall is an ambitious £132 million programme bringing superfast broadband to Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, making it one of the best connected locations in the world. This is the European Union's largest ever single investment in superfast broadband infrastructure. The European Regional Development Fund is investing up to £53.5 million through the Convergence programme to help transform the economic competitiveness of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.
To introduce a high speed broadband infrastructure to a rural area on this scale is an immense engineering task and one never before attempted worldwide. The programme will deploy 130,000km of fibre optic cable to bring superfast broadband to Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly - enough to travel around the world 3 times!
The programme will run until 2015, by which time fibre optic superfast broadband will have been brought within reach of 95% of homes and businesses in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.
Superfast Cornwall is aiming to connect up to 40% of these to superfast broadband through 'fibre to the premises' - the most future proof of broadband technologies available anywhere in the world today.
For homes and businesses which are unable to connect to fibre optic broadband, Superfast Cornwall is aiming to bring faster broadband through alternative technologies, such as satellite, wireless and advanced copper.
This means that 100% of premises in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly can have faster broadband as a result of the Superfast Cornwall programme.
Superfast Cornwall will benefit thousands of local businesses, helping them to improve productivity and work in new and innovative ways. And absolutely everyone throughout Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly will have new opportunities as a result of the programme.