International law firm Osborne Clarke recently acted for the mainland UK arm of Belfast-based supplier Fibrus in relation to its contract with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport for the delivery of Project Gigabit to the Cumbria and Lake District region.

The UK Government Project Gigabit programme is a £5 billion investment in superfast fibre broadband for rural communities across the whole of the UK. The £100m Cumbria roll-out plan will provide superfast broadband for some 60,000 premises across the region.

Installation work is already underway in the region, with the first gigabit connections expected in the spring.

The Osborne Clarke team was led by Projects Partner John Deacon and included Corporate Associate Director Alice Edwards, Projects Associate Caitlin Foley, and Corporate Associate Hannah Maidment. They were supported by Projects Trainees Anisah Ahmed and Saskia Zant-Boer, and Projects Solicitor Apprentice Jai Balaghan.

Osborne Clarke has an established and well-respected position as one of the leading law firms advising on a range of digital transformation projects, supporting its clients on projects to procure, fund and develop the sustainable infrastructure, buildings and land use of the future.

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