Broadband announcement today


A multi-million pound project to make superfast broadband available across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly will be announced today (September 30).

The scheme, involving a partnership of public sector and private sector organisations, is expected to be one of the largest single investments in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly in recent years. Thousands of jobs are expected to be created.

Among those due to be speaking at a press conference in Newquay today will be Alec Robertson, the Leader of Cornwall Council, and Ian Livingston, chief executive of BT.

It is understood that the project will result in Cornwall becoming a leading rural example of super-fast broadband investment across the UK and abroad.

Cornwall already has a reputation for pioneering IT initiatives. The well known Actnow broadband project was recognised by the EU as an exemplar project for e-business. Since 2002 it has helped more than 10,000 Cornish firms make the most of broadband through marketing, grants, advice and technical support.

A full report from the press conference will be available on this site later today.



  1. It will be very interesting to see the reasoning behind partnering with BT to implement this project. There are many ways to provide Broadband coverage to those that need it in Cornwall. Many of these solutions require flexible, innovative solutions which, in my opinion, BT are not best placed to implement. It doesn’t take much searching to find many companies who can work in this way with previous experience of succesful solutions…

    I’m ready to be surprised, but I won’t be holding my breath…

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