Following a competitive tender process Ashfords LLP, a national provider of legal and professional services, has been appointed by Herefordshire Council as legal advisers.
The firm will be sole provider of legal services in relation to the Fastershire Broadband project, which oversees the fibre deployment across Herefordshire and Gloucestershire linked to the BDUK national programme. The project aims to extend the reach of high speed broadband deep into the rural areas of Herefordshire and Gloucestershire which may not receive quick and efficient broadband coverage.
Elizabeth Gibson, Partner and Head of the Public Sector Team at Ashfords, commented: "We are delighted to have been appointed to assist on the Fastershire Broadband Project.
"It is a real credit to our Public Sector Team to be recognised for their on-going commitment and diligence in this area and we are pleased to be working with Herefordshire Council throughout this exciting time."
There are three core elements surrounding the Fastershire Broadband Project requiring legal support, and Ashfords will be advising all on areas.