“The rollout of superfast broadband has been hailed as a catalyst for creating new high skilled, high paid jobs in Cornwall – what else can be done to help develop and encourage this kind of employment in the county?”
Having world class superfast broadband is a very positive thing for Cornwall and more must be done
to fully realise the potential it can have. I was recently in a campaign to get this into Penzance town
centre on time and FTTP installed rather than much slower FTTC. I took part in this campaign after
businesses in the town asked me what the delay was.
From them and a survey I did of companies and organisations in the town, it was clear that superfast
was a very important asset and would enable growth. We live in an increasingly connected world
and it was a real eye opener to me how many organisations in Penzance trade and communicate
with partners throughout the UK, Europe and the whole world.
Although I believe in the need to do more trade locally and reduce food miles and other unnecessary
transports. The next step for West Cornwall and Scilly in my opinion is taking advantage of how the
internet and superfast broadband connects us with the world. We need government to help and
enable companies take advantage of the internet. Look to how to expand existing companies and
bring more to Cornwall to unleash our potential.