News: Auditors publish review into failed Digital Region project

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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

South Yorkshire Digital Region closure looming!

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  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

Yorkshire Post Exclusive – Taxpayer facing huge bills as digital network remains unused

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…….

Many thanks go to the observant contributor who brought this interesting story to our attention. Remember, readers and contributors are our ‘eyes and ears’, spot something interesting? Email it in to Rothpol please.

Previously on Rotherham Politics:

Superfast Broadband Chaos?

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 →

Superfast Broadband Chaos?

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:

The story starts with this BBC post, http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-16910835

Also here:  http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/5020-ripwire-a-wireless-and-digital-region-reseller-ceases-trading.html

and here:  http://www.sheffieldforum.co.uk/showthread.php?p=8549632

Good stuff on the background can be found here:

http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/4972-yorkshire-post-highlights-losses-for-digital-region.html includes link to a very good Yorkshire Post article.

No fun for those affected, but one could see something like this coming.

“A regular reader”