Cornwall aims for fastest UK broadband

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Cornwall is set to boast some of the fastest broadband speeds in the country, Cornwall Council chief executive Kevin Lavery reveals in the October issue of Business Cornwall magazine.

He tells us: “We’re in the procurement process now, so by the end of the year we will announce a preferred bidder to develop a superfast broadband network in Cornwall that will be the best in the UK…We’re talking about for larger companies a gigabyte of speed which is incredibly fast, which will put Cornwall in a great place to do internet business anywhere in the world.”

In an exclusive interview, Lavery touches on a number of subjects, including how the council has been a “back seat driver” for too long and has to take a strong leadership in the Duchy’s affairs; the “mother of all spending squeezes” that the public sector could soon face; and his plans for the new Cornwall Development Company.

All this and much, much more in the new issue of Business Cornwall magazine, out next week.