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2014 NextGen Digital Challenge Awards Name UK Best Broadband Networks

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014 (10:29 am) - Score 598

The NextGen Conference in Derby has today revealed the winners of their annual 2014 Digital Challenge Awards, which are designed to showcase projects from across the United Kingdom that deliver the “best in next generation digital access infrastructure innovation“. This year saw JT (Jersey Telecom) and the ITS Technology Group both scoop gongs for their broadband deployments.

Last year’s event saw broadband ISPs and network builders like MS3 pick-up the gong for Best Urban Network (as a result of their business fibre optic deployment in Hull), meanwhile the hybrid fibre optic and wireless platform deployed by Village Networks secured the award for Best Rural Network.

This year the categories were a bit different, albeit still covering roughly the same sort of fields.

NextGen Digital Challenge Awards 2014 – WINNERS

Local Authority Rural & Urban Broadband Award

WINNER JT for Full FTTH Future for Jersey

RUNNER UP  Cheshire Councils for Connecting Cheshire

Connected Cities Award

WINNER  Virtual 1 for Wholesale Business Connectivity

RUNNER UP  ITS Technology Group for Passive Infrastructure Partnership with Hammersmith & Fulham Council

RUNNER UP  CityFibre for Peterborough Gigabit City Project

Open Data Innovation Award

WINNER DVLA for ‘View Driving Record’ Project

RUNNER UP  Leeds City Council for Leeds Data Mill

Education & Digital Expertise Award

WINNER Lincolnshire County Council for OnLincolnshire Technology Hubs

RUNNER UP  bITjAM Ltd for Coding Education for Young People

RUNNER UP  Skills@Work for Well@Work Partnership with NHS Scotland

Digital Inclusion & Advocacy Award

WINNER ITS Technology Group for Social Housing Project

RUNNER UP Tinder Foundation and NHS England for Widening Digital Participation

UPDATE 11:23am

Added all of the runners up, which curiously appears to redefine the concept of a runner-up award by announcing two runners up for several categories. Might as well just give all those shortlisted the same gong and be done with it.

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5 Responses
  1. Avatar New_Londoner says:

    Surprising to see awards for projects that have yet to deliver, such as Peterborough. Are the judges psychic?

    1. Avatar No Clue says:

      Actually the first services from Cityfibre in CENTRAL Peterborough went live back around July 2014. the build started in April 2014.

      West Peterborough is due to be live and completed by the end of this month, Having started in June 2014. East due December 2014. North and South due early (Feb and March) 2015.

      You may now scooter along to go look that up.

    2. Avatar New_Londoner says:

      @No Clue
      Thank you for inadvertently validating my point! 😉

      As you say, hardly any of the network is built yet, so odd to be joint runner up winner in the connected cities category. Clearly the awards were not promoted well and did not get many good quality entries if the judges felt a part-built network was one of the best entries in its class.

    3. Avatar No Clue says:

      You as always had no point you said it was not available in Peterborough but it is. approaching half of the project roughly is already complete. The awards were obviously considered and all the entries deliver services far superior to any FTTP product from the likes of BT.

      Perhaps in future you should check what services a company has delivered rather than just continually looking a jackass.

    4. Avatar Raindrops says:

      Poor lad is upset BT won nothing again, so in typical fashion tried to take a jab at a smaller organisation rolling out a quality product by accusing them of having yet to deliver. Obviously did not check first.

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