1 Gbps based FTTP network for Plymouth, West Devon and South Hams

The Plymouth City Council has secured a funding of £3 million from Local Full Fibre Networks project of the UK government. They will be using this funding to bring FTTP based ultrafast broadband network to connect around 227 public sector sites.

The new network, which however still needs to find a supplier for the network roll out, will not only bring better connectivity to public sectors but also the funding will help in extension of access to full fibre networks to reach homes and businesses. The project aims to drive more private investment in the area.

They are using the approach similar to various ISPs adopting in the UK. The council will become an anchor tenant for the infrastructure which will be then taken over by other ISPs. As of now, the city is getting network connectivity from hybrid cable network by Virgin Media and G.fast by Openreach. But full fibre network is available only in few.

Leader of the City Council – Tudor Evans said that it is great for the businesses in the city which will get benefited from the progress of advances in digital technologies and this project will help the city and surrounding rural areas. The council wants the businesses get benefits of access to full fibre which help them to compete in global markets. The project will help the council to achieve their ambition of cleaner, greener and Smart city.

UK Minister for Digital – Margot James said that they are buildings a Britain fit for future and full fibre network will strengthen modern Industrial Strategy. The funding of £3m will help to bring ultrafast network in Plymouth, South Hams and West Devon areas and he is congratulating the council for their successful bid.

But there are no much details about this project. However from the recent council meetings, the project is costing £3.952 million and the remaining £952,301 will come from PCC’s Transforming Cities Fund. Also there is also a possibility of funds from private/ other public sector partners. Based on the assessments, it is expected that the deployment may run from September this year to March 2021 depending upon the supplier.

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