Decision Maker: Executive Member for Access
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: No
Authorisation of submission of bid for funding
from Digital Connectivity Infrastructure Accelerator (DCIA)
Approval for submission of a bid for funding
from the Digital Connectivity Infrastructure Accelerator Scheme by
North Yorkshire County Council in conjunction with partner
Not open to call-in as urgency procedure applies.
The central purpose of the bid is to encourage
the use of public assets for the role out of high-speed wireless
and mobile connectivity. If the bid is successful, it will fund the
delivery of a project which will focus on asset mapping, whilst
incorporating full 3D modelling of the terrain and surface
obstructions that affect wireless signals, as well as including
high performance wireless propagation planning technology.
The outputs from this project will improve the proposition to communications providers, helping to improve Digital Connectivity across the County, as well as improving the Council’s ability to maintain and service its assets.
The alternative option was to not submit a bid
for the DCIA funding. This would result in a potentially missed
opportunity to secure funding to deliver a number of benefits for
NYCC and North Yorkshire residents, as outlined above.
This alternative option was rejected due to the clear economic and operational benefits associated with delivering the proposed project. It is clear that, without securing the grant funding from DCIA, this project would not be feasible against other service, financial and resource pressures.
Publication date: 18/11/2021
Date of decision: 17/11/2021