Introduction from Cllr. Lee Chapman
Cllr. Lee Chapman was recently appointed as Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for Organisational Transformation and Digital Infrastructure. This is a new Portfolio, which brings together the Council’s internal organisational transformation with its digital infrastructure aspirations for Shropshire.
Cllr Chapman said “Shropshire Council has come a long way in improving access to broadband since the start of the programme. In 2012, prior to our first procurement, only 27% of premises in the Shropshire Council area had access to superfast broadband. As of June 2019, 93% of premises have access to a superfast broadband connection (30+mbps). We anticipate that around 97% of premises will be able to access superfast broadband by the end of the programme as long as commercial broadband infrastructure providers meet their commitments. We will continue to work with the market and the UK government to understand how we can ensure all premises have access to what is now a fundamental service that all communities rely upon“.
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