News: Auditors publish review into failed Digital Region project Key council decisions regarding the failed £90m Digital Region broadband project in South Yorkshire were based on a business case full of assumptions with a lack of a robust sales and … Continue reading →
Spotted by a no publicity box ticker on the Rothbiz site: News: Rotherham’s Digital Region costs stand at £8.2m Rotherham Council is expecting to pay out £8.2m to cover its share of the costs of the failed Digital Region superfast … Continue reading →
Digital Region Shown To Be Shambles Posted 29/12/14 Much has been written about the collapse of the South Yorkshire Digital Region Project. Five years ago we were told it would provide homes and businesses in South Yorkshire with ‘the best … Continue reading →
thinkbroadband seem to have broken this tale of the disaster that Digital Region has become: South Yorkshire Digital Region closure looming has become Tuesday 18 February 2014 10:30:14 by Andrew Ferguson Users of the Digital Region network in South … Continue reading →
Or, More Hubris in the Socialist Republic? The Digital Region Project has become a millstone round the necks of the local taxpayer, when will this profligacy end? Disastrous ‘Digital Region’ project costs soar to £155m The total cost to British … Continue reading →
The spiralling cost to four Yorkshire councils of bailing out a disastrous publicly-owned internet project could soar beyond 50m?
By Jack Blanchard, Political Editor
Published on Tuesday 21 August 2012 08:52
The spiralling cost to four Yorkshire councils of bailing out a disastrous publicly-owned internet project could soar beyond £50m after its managers posted enormous losses for the second year running.
Newly-published documents reveal Sheffield, Doncaster, Rotherham and Barnsley Councils paid out tens of millions of pounds of taxpayers’ money last year to prop up the ailing Digital Region project, at the very time they were forced to slash spending on front-line services. Read on…….
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This interesting story of much woe in the roll out of the super fast broadband network that has promised much but delivered little, can be brought to Rotherham Politics readers due to the observant “A regular reader” to whom we … Continue reading →
This interesting story of much woe in the roll out of the super fast broadband network that has promised much but delivered little, can be brought to Rotherham Politics readers due to the observant “A regular reader” to whom we are most grateful: