Connecting Cambridgeshire is working to ensure businesses, residents and public services can make the most of opportunities offered by a fast-changing digital world.
This ambitious programme is improving Cambridgeshire’s broadband, mobile and Wi-Fi coverage, whilst supporting online skills, business growth and technological innovation to meet future digital challenges.
It is a co-ordinated approach to drive economic growth, help rural communities to thrive, improve health and well-being, and make it easier for people to get online and access public services.
The Connecting Cambridgeshire partnership is led by Cambridgeshire County Council, working with local councils in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, BT, the Government’s Broadband Delivery programme (BDUK) and partners in business, health and education to achieve its aim of becoming the best connected county in the country.
You can find more information about Connecting Cambridgeshire programmes on the following sections of this website:
The Connecting Cambridgeshire programme has successfully completed the first phase of the superfast fibre broadband rollout and announced follow-on phases to reach as many homes and businesses as possible across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough by 2020.
Businesses across the county are already benefiting from better connectivity, helping to ensure that they can compete in a global market and are the forefront of digital innovation.
Free public Wifi has been launched in more than 120 public buildings and open spaces to keep people connected, and the programme is continuing to work with University of Cambridge and technology partners to improve coverage. CambWifi now has over 85,000 registered users countywide.
The Smart Cambridge programme is working with cutting edge businesses to harness technology and foster innovation to tackle growing smart city challenges such as transport as part of the Greater Cambridge City Deal.