Digital ecosystem catapults Peterborough into innovation frontrunner

Spearheaded by Peterborough City Council, who want to create a cutting edge digital ecosystem, the initiative will transform the lives and prospects of residents and businesses.

Peterborough has become a fully functioning digital city running on an ultra fast citywide fibre network, built over the past two years. It already connects 107 public sector sites with a new wave of ubiquitous gigabit speed services (essentially enabling 40x faster than superfast speeds of 24mbps), and the network is now extending to businesses across the city.

This translates to limitless opportunities for business growth, efficient council processes and new prospects for the region. Peterborough is the first gigabit city to be rolled out in the UK, and provides an exemplary model for councils to propel themselves into the digital age.

Gavin Elsey, Cabinet Member for Digital, Waste, and Street Scene, said, ‘Digital City Peterborough will pave the way for UK cities. The growth of the tech sector in a non-traditional tech city is vital in ensuring that the city continues to grow in a sustainable and viable way. Peterborough City Council, through the Digital City Peterborough programme will ensure the city continues to attract investment and the very best tech expertise.’

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