GM Open Data Infrastructure Map launched

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A free online mapping tool enabling users to overlay 50 different types of infrastructure assets in Greater Manchester has been created by policy advisor New Economy along with Salford City Council and funded by the Cabinet Office’s Release of Data Fund.

Gigabit internet speeds online in Salford

Internet provider Hyperoptic has switched on fibre-to-the-home services in Sovereign Point and Imperial Point in Salford Quays, with gigabit broadband now available to residents.

Future cities hackathon underway at Media City

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Data about street crime, air quality, energy consumption and road accidents will be analysed and reshaped into new tools aimed at improving quality of life and public services during the Greater Manchester Data Dive on Tuesday.

Next phase of GM fibre roll-out agreed

High-speed fibre broadband will be offered to a further 39,000 homes and businesses in Greater Manchester by the end of March 2016, under a £15m partnership between eight local authorities and BT.

Rise of digital occupiers on agenda

Join representatives from Sudlows, Media City UK, Manchester City Council, BAM Construction, Willmott Dixon, Sheila Bird Group, Manchester Digital Development Agency, New Economy and more at The Sharp Project for a special tech event next week.