Rotherham ‘digital transformation’ underway following £29m investment
A multi-million pound digital infrastructure project in South Yorkshire has moved closer to realisation.
A £29m investment by CityFibre into the transformation of Rotherham into one of “the world’s best digitally connected towns” is well underway.
The project aims to provide high speed and high capacity full fibre broadband to residents and businesses across Rotherham through the installation of a full fibre network.
Leader of Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council, Chris Read, commented: “The CityFibre investment in Rotherham is a huge boost that supports our ambitions to develop a competitive and sustainable economy that builds on our strengths in advance manufacturing and innovation.
“Rotherham has so much going for it as a business location and having the full fibre network makes it the ideal place for any company to grow or locate. Having a full fibre gigabit capable infrastructure will meet the ever increasing digital demands of those living and working in Rotherham now and in the future.”
Natalie Ward, CityFibre’s city manager for Rotherham, added: “This is such an exciting time for people across Rotherham as work is now underway to build the Full Fibre broadband network which will digitally transform the town.
“Not only will this bring lightning fast speeds to both households and businesses, it will open up much deeper benefits such as enabling smart home technologies and giving people the freedom to work from home with ease.
“Our £29m investment also supports the innovative business community that helps drive the Rotherham economy.”
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