Steven Eke

Digital Sector Lead

Colchester Borough Council

Steven Eke is Digital Sector Lead at Colchester Amphora Trading Ltd., a consultancy and project delivery company wholly owned by Colchester Borough Council. Steven leads work on the delivery of nine work streams set out in the Council’s Digital Strategy 2017-22, whose ambition is to make the borough the best connected place in the East of England. During 2015-18, Steven has overseen the deployment in Colchester town centre of the UK’s first municipally owned dark fibre network. Part of this network is now used to provide gigabit FTTP over active Ethernet and GPON connectivity to town centre businesses previously underserved by the incumbent operators. In 2017, the project won the EU Broadband Award for its innovation in infrastructure re-use and reduction of deployment costs.

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