Woking Digital – a project group set-up to promote internet connectivity across the borough – has signed up as Associate Sponsor of the Surrey Digital Awards.
The move confirms Woking Borough Council’s support for the SDAs, for a second year running.
The team working together to deliver Woking Digital will attend SDA18 at HG Wells Conference & Events Centre, Woking, on March 15th and present the Best Blog award.
Woking Digital has one aim – to remove barriers to internet connectivity.
Working with its managing partner, Arcom IT, Woking Digital provides internet that enables economic growth, promotes public services and increases social cohesion and digital inclusion.
Speaking about backing the SDAs for a second year. Leader of Woking Council, Councillor David Bittleston, said: “Woking Borough Council is Associate Sponsor of the Surrey Digital Awards because the benefits of fast and reliable internet connectivity are clear – it increases productivity and innovation, and allows information to be shared without barriers.
“The Council’s Woking Digital strategy is investing in data centres, fast-fibre cabling infrastructure, and Wi-Fi throughout the town centre, benefitting businesses and consumers alike and transforming Woking into a town truly fit for the 21st century.
“We are also sponsoring the Best Blog Award because this kind of media helps to inform and educate the wider community, promoting public services and increasing social cohesion and digital inclusion.
“By addressing the barriers of service availability and affordability, Woking Digital is unlocking the digital potential of Woking.”
Iain Johnson, Co-Founder of the Surrey Digital Awards, said: “We are delighted to welcome Woking Borough Council into the Surrey Digital Awards as Associate Sponsor for a second year.
“It is because of support from organisations such as this that the SDAs is able to continue to grow and thrive.
“Strong internet connectivity which is the aim of Woking Digital underpins the modern business community across Surrey and we believe it is vital to understand it, support it and promote it.”
With investment in a Data Centre, fast fibre cabling infrastructure and Wi-Fi throughout Woking Town Centre, Woking Digital has the ability to deliver internet to businesses and consumers alike.
The benefits of fast and reliable Internet Connectivity are clear, it increases productivity and innovation and allows information to be shared without barriers, thereby unlocking a knowledge based economy where skills and knowledge become key.
Internet connectivity enables information sharing and allows greater access to public services, education and participation in local communities as well as the wider society.
By addressing the two most common barriers to uptake, service availability and affordability, Woking Digital is unlocking the digital potential of Woking.
For more information about Woking Digital, Chris Norrington, Project Manager of Woking Digital on 01483 743 900 or [email protected]