Cloud strategy of Aylesbury Vale council uses AI to reduce costs

The Aylesbury Vale District Council (AVDC) has launched a new programme called Connected Knowledge for its working practices, a part of which involves installing artificial intelligence (AI) with the help of Digital Genius. AVDC began five years ago its cloud strategy, involving a transition to virtualised working. The ‘Human AI Customer Service Platform’ of Digital […]

Openreach and Northumberland join to launch £2.2m rural community broadband fund

The Northumberland County Council has been joined by Openreach to launch a new community fund to expand coverage to 95% of county premises, by the end of the year. The £2.2 million community fund would help give access to superfast broadband (24Mbps+) to a further 2,000 local premises. The new fund is inviting those communities […]

Tower Hamlets to get free Wifi with £1.75 million from council

The Tower Hamlets council has set aside for a free WiFi scheme, a sum of £1.75 million, approved by the the cabinet members. The London Borough in East London will provide the service to the borough’s town centres and social housing sites through a phased roll-out and the first areas on the free Wi-Fi project […]

Gloucestershire signs new deal with Openreach for £5 million, aiming universal coverage

The South Gloucestershire Council has signed a new contract with Openreach (BT) worth £3 million, that will benefit a further 4,200 premises. The council is already working to expand superfast coverage to 97% of the region by the end of the year. The new deal is supported by the BDUK programme with funding of £2 […]

Sterlingshire villagers to lay their own superfast network

Sterlingshire village in Scotland has formed the Balquhidder community broadband project, to connect their 200 premises. The residents of the County of Stirling will be installing their own cables for a 22-mile network. Worth about £300,000, the project has slated to start work in summer and to end it next year, which will benefit businesses […]

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