Issue details

Improvements to high-speed broadband infrastructure and connectivity in the borough

Decision type: Key

Decision status: For Determination

Notice of proposed decision first published: 11/10/2019

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt  - View reasons

Decision due: 12 Nov 2019 by Cabinet

The report will be seeking Cabinet approval for Officers to invite Expression of Interest from broadband suppliers to install full fibre high-speed broadband infrastructure and connections to council-owned housing stock, commercial properties, libraries and other community buildings and facilities - in exchange for the council entering into a Non-Exclusive Wayleave Agreement ("Wayleave/Broadband Agreement") with the selected broadband supplier(s). The report will also update Cabinet on the delivery plans for £800,000 SIP funding received to upgrade/install full fibre/gigabit infrastructure.

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Local Investment and Economic Growth

Lead director: Assistant Director for Regeneration and Economic Development, Assistant Director for Regeneration and Economic Development

Contact: Director of Housing, Regeneration and Planning.

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