A partnership is born: County Broadband & Highway Norfolk  

County Broadband has partnered with civil engineering firm Highway Workforce to help extend its fibre build in rural Norfolk. The altnet is currently working on designing, building, and deploying FTTP infrastructure in over 50 rural communities across the county. Its goal is to target 500,000 premises across the east of England by the end of 2027.

“Being a community-focused company, Highway Workforce benefits from knowledge of Norfolk, including its geographical challenges and key stakeholders,” said Lloyd Felton, Founder and Chief Executive of County Broadband. The partnership aims to reduce the need for government-funded projects in the region, offering the opportunity to save taxpayers tens of millions of pounds at a time of financial constraint.

The collaboration with Highway Workforce is part of County Broadband’s commercial plans, which aim to increase broadband coverage in rural areas, where connectivity has often been substandard. The company believes that its efforts to improve broadband connectivity in rural areas can help reduce the need for government-funded projects and offer cost savings to taxpayers.
County Broadband has written to local MPs to share its rollout strategy and is urging the government to reconsider where it is allocating public funds to deliver value for money. The altnet believes that its commercial plans can help to extend fibre coverage in rural areas, reducing the need for government-funded initiatives.

This partnership with Highway Workforce will bring expertise in civil engineering to County Broadband’s fibre rollout in Norfolk. The collaboration will enable County Broadband to accelerate its rollout and connect more rural communities to its high-speed broadband network. The altnet aims to bring affordable, reliable, and fast broadband to areas that have been traditionally underserved by larger ISPs.

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