CSW Broadband

CSW Broadband are developing the fibre superfast broadband network across Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire. Service will be provided on a wholesale basis, so that any provider (who chooses to do so) can offer services to businesses and consumers

CSW Broadband

CSW Broadband are developing the fibre superfast broadband network across Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire. Service will be provided on a wholesale basis, so that any provider (who chooses to do so) can offer services to businesses and consumers

Category: Unlocking Growth Potential
Funding: Contracts 1 & 2 = £28.9m Contract 3, Part 1 = up to £15m

Funded by Central Government, Local Authorities, ERDF and the Coventry and Warwickshire LEP, the project targets are to achieve 98% coverage at superfast speeds (minimum 24Mbps), dependent on funding, by the end of 2019.

The improved coverage will be achieved through the provision of a wholesale network that will cover those areas that will not be reached through commercial providers’ broadband roll-out plans. The aim of providing a high quality wholesale network is that it will not only increase superfast broadband coverage, but will also enable a wide range of providers to offer services, thus increasing competition and driving down prices for subscribers.

The project will bring about improved connectivity for businesses, allowing them to compete in an increasingly globalised marketplace, with reduced need for travelling and improved educational and training possibilities.

Total Homes passed for Contract 1 and Contract 2 (to date) = 62,610

Contract 3 is signed, with deployment due to start this summer. Contract 3 finishes end 2019.

For more details contact broadband@cswbroadband.org.uk