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Liverpool City Region’s Digital Programme

We want our region to be the most digitally connected in the UK and for every school, university, hospital, home and business to have ultra-fast digital connectivity.

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Digital in all of its forms...

To drive our region’s economic growth and achieve our goal of becoming the most digitally connected city region in the UK, we have developed an action plan.

It’s not just about broadband – it’s about digital in all of its forms, from fibre to 5G.

We are looking at how we can be smarter to ensure that our policies on housing, transport, skills and energy can support digital connectivity to benefit everyone who lives and works in the Liverpool City Region and beyond.

Ultrafast connectivity will supercharge our city region and transform how we all work, live and play. This means our region will be able to attract major new companies, industries and jobs, generating £1 billion for our local economy.

Improving the city region’s connectivity is not just good for us. As well as connecting our communities, reducing our dependence on London’s infrastructure will boost the country’s resilience and contribute to businesses across the UK.

LCR Digital Strategy & Action Plan

An updated Digital Position Statement is currently being developed by Liverpool City Region Combined Authority and its partners.

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LCR Connect

LCR Connect – is a 214km full-fibre, ultrafast, gigabit-capable network spanning the Liverpool City Region and is helping to make the Liverpool City Region the most digitally connected area in the UK.

The network puts city region businesses in a prime position to lead the way in a host of growing sectors, from health and life sciences to Artificial Intelligence and advanced manufacturing, and could ultimately lead to an up to £1 billion boost to the local economy.

LCR Connect is a £30m joint venture. 50%-owned by the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority, led by Mayor Steve Rotheram, in partnership with Liverpool City Region-based ITS Technology Group, who will lead the project, working alongside construction partner NGE, who are managing the build and roll out of the network.

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Digital Inclusion

Learn more about our digital inclusion work – whether you’re after help getting online, need support around digital skills, or want to learn more about our work streams – we’ve got you covered.

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