Liverpool City Region's Digital Infrastructure
We want the Liverpool City Region to be the most digitally connected city region in the UK and for every school, university, hospital, home and business to have ultra-fast digital connectivity.
LCR Digital Strategy & Action Plan
This first ever draft LCR Digital Strategy and Action Plan sets out six key areas through which we will jointly deliver change.
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 is not just about broadband – it is 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.
Our digital assets
We will create a full fibre network that covers the six local authority areas that make up our city region.
We will be connecting a number of our key assets, which will include:
- The Hartree super computer – one of the, biggest, fastest computers in the country, which is based in Halton.
- One of the UK’s main trans-Atlantic fibre optic cables, which carries internet traffic between the UK, North America and the rest of the world, and comes ashore in Southport.