Decision details

Fastershire Broadband Strategy 2019 - 2022

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Implemented

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Cllr Patrick Molyneux, Cabinet Member for Economy, Education and Skills, gave an update on the Fastershire Broadband Strategy and the future deployment of high speed broadband for Gloucestershire and Herefordshire to 2022.


Having considered all of the information, including known proposals, alternative options and reasons for recommendations, Cabinet noted the report and,




1.    Approve the revised Fastershire Broadband Strategy 2019 – 2022;


2.    Delegate authority to the Lead Commissioner – Strategic Infrastructure, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Economy, Education and Skills to:


2.1   Approve the approach and criteria under Stage 5 of the revised Strategy, to establish a Fastershire Community Broadband Grant, that will be delivered via a new Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) and;


2.2   Conduct a competitive procurement process for Community Broadband grants based on the criteria set out in 2.1 and award such contract (s) in accordance with the Dynamic Purchasing System established through the joint Partnership Agreement between Gloucestershire County Council and Herefordshire Council.

Report author: Patrick Molyneux

Publication date: 20/12/2019

Date of decision: 20/12/2019

Decided at meeting: 20/12/2019 - Cabinet

Effective from: 01/01/2020

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