Sat, 3 December 2022

Newsletter sign-up

Subscribe now
The House Live All
Ad Net Zero: International Impact for UK Advertising’s Climate Action Plan Partner content
Environment
Decarbonisation: Right solution for the right home? Partner content
Environment
Achieving net zero means delivering a successful shift to electric vehicles, but what power innovations are needed? Partner content
By Energy Networks Association
Environment
Can Health Become the Fourth Pillar of ESG and Help Deliver Nationwide, High Impact Levelling Up? Partner content
By Legal & General
Health
Watt A Save: Maximising the energy efficiency of new homes Partner content
By Home Builders Federation (HBF)
Environment
Press releases

#MeetTheChampions – Noelle Godfrey, Cambridgeshire County Council

Mobile UK

2 min read Partner content

Mobile UK’s #MeetTheChampions video series continues this week featuring Noelle Godfrey, Programme Director for Connecting Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire County Council. In this video, Noelle reflects on the digital successes that have come as a result of the Connecting Cambridgeshire programme. Further to this, she explains how improved digital infrastructure has benefitted residents and businesses.

The Connecting Cambridgeshire programme, was set up in 2011 and set out to improve mobile coverage and broadband connectivity in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. The programme covers a diverse landscape of cities, market towns, and rural areas which presented both challenges and opportunities in attracting commercial investment.  

Connecting Cambridgeshire aims to ensure that the area has the digital capabilities to meet people’s increasing reliance on mobile connectivity, to overcome the key challenges of our age and to tackle digital exclusion.  

Noelle explains how improved digital connectivity as a result of the programme has allowed residents to access education, jobs health and social care and other public services while helping businesses to compete and grow sustainability. Noelle says that there have been numerous examples of residents living in rural areas who have said that improved coverage has “changed their lives for the better”.

As a Digital Champion, Noelle has a clear remit to meet the challenges of improving digital infrastructure. She explains that she has found progress by engaging with elected members, parish councils and community groups to inform them about planning reforms for mobile infrastructure, explain the benefits and allay concerns about 5G. These parties can in turn engage with residents to resolve local issues and ensure the area receives improvements to digital connectivity infrastructure.

Be sure to watch the full video here to find out more about the positive impact of digital connectivity in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. You can also visit the Connecting Cambridgeshire website, for more information.

For other episodes of the #MeetTheChampions series, subscribe to Mobile UK’s YouTube channel so you don’t miss any uploads!

Categories

Economy
Associated Organisation
Podcast
Engineering a Better World

The Engineering a Better World podcast series from The House magazine and the IET is back for series two! New host Jonn Elledge discusses with parliamentarians and industry experts how technology and engineering can provide policy solutions to our changing world.

NEW SERIES - Listen now