Our journey so far

Superfast Cornwall was launched in 2011 and the first phase of the programme ran until 2015. For more details of the funding and achievements of the programmes below, click here.

2011 – 2015 Programme

By the end of this phase of the programme in 2015, the Superfast Cornwall partnership had achieved the following milestones:

  • Over 12,000 businesses connected
  • £200 million economic impact
  • Over 4600 businesses with improved performance
  • 4500 jobs created or safeguarded

The programme was then extended to run between 2015-2017, aiming to upgrade around 8,000 further premises by the end of 2017. This £132m phase was funded by the EU (ERDF), Cornwall Council and BT.

2015 – 2017 Programme

The £9.5m extension was funded by BDUK and Cornwall Council and Growth Deal/RGF funding. The programme exceeded its targets (reaching over 10,000 premises) and funding was secured for the next phase, 2017 – 2020.

2017 – 2020 Programme

The £18.8m programme was funded by the EU (ERDF & EAFRD), Cornwall Council and BDUK. This programme upgraded over 9,700 of the most challenging premises in Cornwall with full fibre (FTTP) technology. At the end of the programme, Cornwall had 95% coverage of 30+ Mbps superfast broadband with 42% coverage of future-proofed, full fibre technology.

2017-2020 superfast 2 programme
2011-2015 EU PROGRAMME