Smart Places

We will continue to embed modern digital infrastructure throughout the borough. We will create digital systems to enable automation and introduce data sensing processes to help meet climate action and other targets.

Why are we doing this?

Key outcomes include:

  • Embed modern digital infrastructure throughout the Borough.
  • Scalable digital systems created to enable automation and data sensing processes across the Borough 

      How might we do this?

      • Capitalising on Greater Manchester strategic partnerships
      • Building the technology foundations on which smart city services can be delivered.
      • Developing digital technology partnerships

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            What impact have we already made?

            The Great Switch Off

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            Building a world class digital city-region on the LFFN foundations

            Following the great work on the Local Full Fibre Network (LFFN) project, Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) have now announced the exciting next steps to light up the fibre with a state-of-the-art, high-performance data network – the GM One Network. In...

            Stockport Council took part in the Greater Manchester Local Full Fibre Network project; here’s what happened.

            Background Twenty years ago, most commercial and residential users accessed the internet over the UK's ageing network of copper wire-based telephone circuits. Due to the technology involved, copper circuits could only work at slow or very slow speeds (bandwidths). As...

            Collaborating to get residents online

            This week's Digital City Festival will once again bring thought-leaders from around the world to Greater Manchester, this time to address the key challenges as we emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic. There’s a great line-up of interesting keynote speeches and...

            Stockport’s Open Data Platform – The Big Stockport Picture

            Stockport has launched a new open data platform called the “The Big Stockport Picture”. It is a borough wide platform for people from across the Stockport Partnership (Health, Council, Stockport Homes etc.) to share and publish information, providing more transparency...

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