Project Gigabit

Cornwall and Isles of Scilly were recently selected to be in the first wave of the Government’s Project Gigabit, which will be tackling the hardest to reach areas so that as much as possible of the UK has access to gigabit speeds. The initial stages for appointing suppliers to deliver Project Gigabit in Cornwall are now underway, and we expect to sign contracts in late 2021 or early 2022. The rollout is expected to run until the end of 2025, and Cornwall Council and BDUK (Building Digital UK) will be aiming to prioritise areas with the slowest existing connections. Further information is at www.gov.uk/government/news/government-launches-new-5bn-project-gigabit.

Communities can look at options outlined here if they want to investigate ways of accelerating the rollout in their area.