LCR set for ultra-fast connectivity boost

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Ultra-fast connectivity is set to become a reality for the Liverpool City Region.

The combined authority board has signed off a £6.4m project to introduce approximately 220km of digital infrastructure in carriageways, footpaths and cycle ways over the next three years, connecting all six boroughs.

Work has now started.

Mayor Steve Rotheram said:

“I want our region to be the most digitally connected area in the country and we’re putting the infrastructure in place now to ensure that we can be at the forefront of the digital revolution moving forward.

“Having ultrafast broadband connectivity will help us to create and attract new jobs, industries and businesses to our region, generating £1bn for the local economy.”

Procurement of a joint venture partner to act as co-investor, commercialisation partner and network manager of the network has begun.

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