DIGITAL AGENDA BEST PRACTICES
Engagement With Local Communities – UNITED KINGDOM

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Best Practice:
Engagement With Local Communities – UNITED KINGDOM
Digital Agenda Category:
High Speed Broadband
Status:
Operational in Current Region
Producing Project:
ENGAGE
Implementing Region:
Kent County
Implementing Organisation:
Kent County Council
Raise awareness of Kent County Council’s broadband programme (Connecting Kent) with local broadband groups and activists, to provide a single point of contact to share good practice between groups and provide support to individual groups.

Engaging directly with local groups in areas of broadband market failure to support local action to attract investment in infrastructure, including the provision of grant funding to make such investment viable.

Support consists of production of specific data from the observatory to highlight the local needs, running  tender processes on their behalf, providing  technical expertise to assisting evaluating propositions, and attendance at local authority meetings to promote political engagement – provided by a team of  two individuals on a part-time basis.

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