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Strong collaboration between Cambridgeshire County Council and University Information Services network team has developed over a number of years of joint working, to the benefit of the local community and businesses alike. Now the development of Light Blue Fibre makes all the current and future fibre assets available on a wholesale basis, with no minimum term, quick and easy access.

The University of Cambridge is rich in history. Founded in 1209 it is one of the world’s oldest universities and one of the world’s most important centres for teaching and research.

University Information Services (UIS) provides a University-wide information service to enable the success of the collegiate University in fulfilling its mission of excellence in research and education, and by supporting world-class administration. The Granta Backbone Network consists of a series of underground ducts, mounted cable tray and optical fibre cables that pass through Cambridge’s carriageways, green spaces and college cellars. UIS works collaboratively to provide a range of services to support the critical core IT infrastructure with Wifi and a high-speed fibre optic network across the city.

Cambridgeshire County Council leads the innovative Connecting Cambridgeshire programme which is improving the county’s digital infrastructure – including broadband, mobile and public access Wifi coverage – to drive economic growth, help our businesses and communities to thrive and make it easier to access public services. The Council has ambitious plans to increase full fibre coverage across the county so that homes and businesses can benefit from high-speed digital connectivity and next-generation mobile services.

More information can be found in our company prospectus and via the links below.



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