Multi-million pound Superfast Staffordshire partnership reaches out to more rural communities on the day Britain achieves a major superfast milestone

The Superfast Staffordshire partnership – spearheaded by Staffordshire County Council and BT Group – today announced a major expansion which has seen it bring superfast fibre broadband to even more of the county’s smallest, most remote communities. The latest communities to benefit from the Superfast Staffordshire roll-out include: Blithbury, Brereton Cross, Brocton, Clifford’s Wood,...

Backing for right to high speed broadband connection for all with Staffordshire already in strong position

  A Government announcement that broadband providers will have a legal duty to connect every UK property to high speeds by 2020 could help the drive to find solutions for properties without current access, Staffordshire’s economy leader has said. Today the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport announced that a universal service obligation...

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Multi-million pound Superfast Staffordshire celebrates passing key Government milestone

Ninety-five per cent of Staffordshire households and businesses can now get superfast fibre broadband. The major milestone was confirmed today by Staffordshire County Council and BT Group, which spearhead the Superfast Staffordshire partnership. Superfast Staffordshire is part of the Government’s Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) programme, which aims to make superfast broadband available to 95...

Microsoft Digital Skills Programme

The digital skills partnership between the Stoke-on-Trent & Staffordshire enterprise partnership and Microsoft.   A smart solution for a smart county and city! Microsoft welcomes the opportunity to support the development of smart cities and counties and are delighted to partner with the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and many local partners to support the...

New Keele Deal

Businesses continue to thrive and spread opportunity for everyone in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent despite cultural and societal challenges. Although the area is historically one of the poorest areas in Northern Europe, the last five years have seen the local economy grow and strengthen. The region is now host to some big-name global businesses that...

Staffordshire University

New Staffordshire University Deal

Discussions have started around developing a “deal” with Staffordshire University. At present these discussions are in the early stage. Reasons for the deal include: To develop shared workspaces, living hub, incubators, collision spaces and accelerators Innovation challenge programmes Access to skills and resources Developing further funding Visit the Staffordshire University website.    ...

Connected Roadworks

The Staffordshire Connected Roadworks Project (formerly the “Heineken Project”) is an Innovate UK-funded initiative that aims to reduce the impact of roadworks in Staffordshire. Together Amey, Staffordshire County Council, CSC, Elgin, Staffordshire University, Future Cities Catapult and Tenshi are developing a Smart City Platform to enable a more joined up way of planning and...

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