Global recognition for Superfast Cornwall project
A public-private sector partnership between BT, Cornwall Council and the EU has won the Changing Lives Broadband Infovision Award at the World Broadband Forum.
The £132 million Superfast Cornwall project, which expects to bring fibre optic broadband to at least 80 per cent of homes and businesses in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly by the end of 2014, received the global accolade at an event in Amsterdam.
It is the latest honour to be bestowed on the partnership, which last year was named the World Communication Awards' Project of the Year.
BT's Superfast Cornwall programme director Ranulf Scarborough and Nigel Ashcroft, who holds the same role at the Cornwall Development Company, picked up the Broadband Infovision Award after votes were cast by a panel of senior industry executives.
Mr Scarborough commented: "The Superfast Cornwall partnership continues to go from strength to strength both in its rollout of fibre optic broadband and the recognition it is receiving across the world."
It was "great" to see Cornwall presented on the global stage as a leader in next-generation broadband infrastructure, the BT chief added.