Sparking a digital revolution in the Thames Estuary

By Kate Willard | 26 March 2021

Once a peripheral sector, digital infrastructure has become as integral to modern life as electricity, water and transport; now providing the framework that enables all other industries to operate efficiently and effectively. The Covid-19 pandemic has further highlighted the crucial need for robust digital infrastructure across the UK and emphasised the digital divide that exists between regions.

In the Thames Estuary – home to some of the country’s most deprived communities – investment in digital infrastructure will play a vital role in our recovery, post-COVID and post-Brexit, supporting long-term growth and putting us firmly on the map as one of the best places in the world to invest. Digital infrastructure will serve as the foundation for all entities in the region to deliver successful economic, cultural, and commercial growth, bolstering local economies and dramatically improving the quality of life of Estuary residents.

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