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1 Delivering Town Centre and wider NGA through use of a CCTV fibre optic network: the case of Colchester, Essex Jim Leask Senior Enterprise Officer Workshop Presentation NextGen10 Conference 23 November 2010

2 One-third of the Borough is urban but contains two-thirds of the population of 177,000 (2009). The population is expected to grow to 223,500 people in This is an increase of 46,500 people over a 12 year period - the fastest growing place in Essex Colchester – location and population

3 Purpose of the Strategy So that Colchester Borough…. becomes a highly competitive location for business, improving employment opportunities while containing ICT costs; strengthens and enhances its attraction as a tourism, cultural and retail destination; reduces transport movements and lessens traffic congestion; raises the quality of life of all its residents, particularly those who require health and care services; leads on the delivery of modern public services while reducing their future costs; supports new IP applications and content provision for public, private and community needs.

4 Vision and objectives Our Vision is to make the Borough the best-connected Authority in the East of England by – at the latest To achieve this ambition Colchester will have accelerated the formation of a digital infrastructure enabling access to a fast, affordable broadband service for all. This high bandwidth service across a wide range of IP applications will contribute to leading-edge outcomes for all businesses, organisations, residents and visitors. All homes, business premises, and mobile phone users will be able to connect to an affordable, high speed, open access broadband network offering at least 20Mbps download speed and 10Mbps upload speed by 2012 and Mbps download and upload bandwidth by 2013.

5 Why Colchester is well-placed for NGA roll-out The Local Authority owns and manages its CCTV network with 126 town centre cameras connected by twin FOC…one of only perhaps a handful of LA s to do so The Town Centre has a high demand for NGA services – large student population, strong creative and media sector, tourism hotspot and major retail centre Traffic congestion is significant and the Borough is the fastest growing The CCTV network can deliver wireless and fixed NGA through procuring one or more ISPs to deliver an “open access” network Linkage to the town centre makes a combination of wireless and PCP-related rural initiatives attractive to other ISPs, catalysing wider roll-out to all the rural area

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7 A Programme approach Projects Digital Town Centre Radio Microwave for Rural Connectivity Rural network build out FTTx – Fibre network build-out for homes and businesses Actions –Engaging local network installers and rural communities/parish councils –Aggregating major user demands – bandwidth and applications –Implanting fibre optic ducting on major new build projects – residential and commercial developments –Skilling the user communities

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9 Microwave broadband in Colchester: example using key point-to-point locations and coverage

10 Wireless for rural broadband: an example of point-to-point breaking out to point-to-multipoint

11 Thanks for listening….


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