Edinburgh-based consultancy FarrPoint has reaffirmed its public sector expertise having helped West Sussex County Council secure £4.66m of funding from the Local Full Fibre Networks (LFFN) Challenge Fund, before guiding the procurement of services to upgrade the connectivity to districts, boroughs and county sites across the council area.
West Sussex County Council will use the funds to secure an upgrade of its own connectivity and that of other public sector partner organisations by sourcing dark fibre connectivity for the long-term with a view to migrating connectivity services over these circuits.
The framework between West Sussex and CityFibre takes the form of a four year agreement available to all public sector organisations in West Sussex.
FarrPoint co-founder Dr Andrew Muir said: "The final agreement represents a great connectivity solution for West Sussex County Council which will benefit in both the short and long term with reduced costs, increased capability and efficiency across its networks.
"It will also support collaboration and efficiencies between public sector agencies and can provide a platform on which to accelerate the health and social care integration."