(Listed in random order)



Telcom offers high-speed business broadband via fibre and dedicated building-to-building wireless connection. Affordable ultrafast internet and great customer service. Established in 2014.  Telcom was started to change the ISP market, by giving great customer service, a transparent offer, and affordable prices for the latest technology.


Danny Smith

Digital Utilities

Digital Utilities

Digital Utilities provides internet connectivity, communications and security solutions, managed cloud IT services and managed office technology services for business and residential customers.

We offer a full range of cost competitive services including full-fibre, low latency, high speed internet access; microwave radio point-to-point (PtP) and point-to-multipoint (PtMP) links; managed cloud IT services such as domain names, e-mail, web hosting, online file storage and backup services; VoIP telephony from small single handset to full business PBX-style; and managed LAN, firewall and cyber security solutions for office environments. All our services are supported by our experienced, hands-on technical team.


Dave Tarbatt

Tameside College

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Based in Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester, Tameside College is a further education college that offers a wide range of courses including Full-Time, Part-Time, Apprenticeships and University Level. We aim to give all our students an exceptional experience.


Lancaster City Council

Lancaster CC

We’re committed to delivering a green, healthy, inclusive and prosperous ‘smart district’ for the future, and making the connections that will enable us to achieve these aims for the benefit of all the district’s residents and businesses.

We believe that this approach will require strong foundations of digital infrastructure, collaboration and the adoption of digital technology and practice.

Our Digital Strategy sets out our plans to support the council’s priorities across a number of different dimensions, including:

  • Connectivity – providing first-class infrastructure such as Full Fibre and 5G to support a growing tech sector, promoting high value, green employment opportunities
  • Collaboration – enabling stakeholders to come together in partnership to deliver enhancements in health, innovation, nature and knowledge and address issues of social exclusion
  • Change – adopting digital methodologies across neighbourhood services, to enable better access to services and continue improving the council’s efficiency and agility in responding to the Climate Emergency and focusing on communities

This is a bold vision capable of making significant changes to the council, the district and to the wellbeing of all our citizens.
Steve Simpson, Head of IT & Digital
01524 958 424

Brighton & Hove City Council

Brighton & Hove

Our key strategic aim for connectivity is to enable ultrafast speeds (300Mb or more) to all business and residential users in the Greater Brighton City Region1.

Ultrafast will provide game-changing speeds in businesses, homes and mobile, and is critical to enabling the City Region to drive forward with it’s Five Year Strategy, support the Coast to Capital Strategic Economic Plan and play its part in meeting the 4 Grand Challenges of the UK Industrial Strategy: Artificial Intelligence and data,Ageing society, Clean growth, and Future of mobility.

Max Woodford
01273 291666

Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council

Tameside MBC

Using an innovative approach, Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council is working with partner organisations to build a new, advanced digital infrastructure to serve public sector, businesses and citizens. Cooperative Network Infrastructure is the result of that innovation.


Tim Rainey

Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust

Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust logo

Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust serves a community of 250,000 people across Tameside and Glossop. As a busy Foundation Trust Hospital we provide a range of high quality elective, emergency and specialist services for adults and children. Our mission is to work with colleagues, patients, carers and the wider public to ensure that at our Hospital




5Skye, is a leading provider and pioneer of smart city solutions.  The 5Skye Intelli-TowerTM enables Mobile Network Operators (MNOs), Communications Service Providers (CSPs), Hyperscalers, Data Centre Providers, Enterprise and Eco system partners to reach the far edge of their network enabling end users to thrive in the Web 3.0, Industry 4.0 and the digitalisation economy.  5Skyes edge based infrastructure supports 4G, 5G, Wifi wireless network densification + MEC (Multi Access Edge Computing) services across a sovereign, neutral network of Edge Micro Data Centres at the Far Edge.  Supporting councils, municipalities, enterprises and the community with public safety CCTV services and digital displays for information and advertising allowing communities to communicate safely.

Jean-Christophe Mollett
Chief Operating Officer
+352 661 670 085

MCL Telecom

MCL Telecom

At MCL we like to get a complete understanding of our customers’ requirements; it is only by knowing precisely what is needed that we can assess what to supply. MCL Telecom will fit and maintain the infrastructure put in to meet the demands of, and future-proof any business.
We have a small, but perfectly formed team of experts. Mobile and telephony experts sit within our infrastructure to identify the best solutions for our customers. Installation is performed by in-house experts and maintenance is carried out by the same team. Our Business Support staff are empowered to ensure that each customer receives the best possible service.
Contact Details

Frank Egleton
Head of Telecommunications
01444 242200

West Sussex County Council

West Sussex County Council

West Sussex councils have an exciting ambition to put the county on the map as a key location for digital investment, innovation and expansion.  West Sussex County Council, working with its tier 2 councils - Adur and Worthing Councils, Mid Sussex District Council,  Horsham District Council, Crawley Borough Council, Chichester District Council, and Arun District Council – are committed to working creatively with telecommunications stakeholders to get the best digital connectivity for the county.

County-wide, affordable, gigabit-capable connectivity is pivotal to the councils’ shared ambition to provide residents, businesses and visitors with a smart digital environment and access to efficient, cost effective digital services.

Our ambition underpins the county’s Economic Growth Plan to attract, retain and support growth through access to high quality connectivity that will open up new markets and fuel innovative, creative applications of emerging technologies.  

Our ambition is big and so is our vision.


Sarah Bazen – Digital Infrastructure Programme Manager
0330 2222374


Greater Manchester Combined Authority


Greater Manchester is one of the country's most successful city-regions. Home to more than 2.8 million people and with an economy bigger than that of Wales or Northern Ireland. Our vision is to make Greater Manchester one of the best places in the world to grow up, get on and grow old. We're getting there through a combination of economic growth, and the reform of public services.

The Greater Manchester Combined Authority(GMCA) is made up of the ten Greater Manchester councils and Mayor, who work with other local services, businesses, communities and other partners to improve the city-region..

The ten councils (Bolton, Bury, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford and Wigan) have worked together voluntarily for many years on issues that affect everyone in the region, like transport, regeneration, and attracting investment..


Phil Swan, Director for Digital

Brighton Digital Exchange

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The Brighton Digital Exchange (BDX) is the carrier-neutral Internet hub for Brighton and Sussex.

It's run by a group of digital businesses working together in innovative ways to improve the digital infrastructure available to the Brighton business community and throughout the region. At the heart of BDX is a cooperatively-owned and run data centre, where member businesses can peer and colocate equipment; and from which they can provide services to Brighton businesses and the world.

Digital and service provider businesses are invited to join the cooperative that owns and manages the exchange. Member businesses can buy wholesale access to exchange facilities including rack space, peering LAN and fibre access to business units in New England House.


01273 448 448

Virgin Media

Virgin Media

Virgin Media offers four multi award-winning services across the UK and Ireland: broadband, TV, mobile phone and landline. Our dedicated, ultrafast network delivers the fastest widely-available broadband speeds to homes and businesses and we’re expanding this through our Project Lightning programme, which could extend our network to up to 17 million premises. Our interactive Virgin TV service brings live TV, thousands of hours of on-demand programming and the best apps and games to customers through a set-top box, as well as on-the-go through tablets and smartphones. Virgin Mobile launched the world’s first virtual mobile network and offers fantastic value and innovative services with 4G connectivity. We are also one of the largest fixed-line home phone providers in the UK and Ireland.


Thomas Poad

Global Reach Networks


Global Reach is a provider of wholesale connectivity and network planning. We are an Openreach partner who utilise dark fibre and PIA to connect your sites. We also provide global telecoms connectivity via our partner carriers across the globe. We have a 22 year trading history and a wealth of experience in end to end service delivery.

  • Dark Fibre connectivity
  • Wholesale ethernet/FTTx connectivity
  • Network Planning and delivery
  • BT Exchange Presence
  • Asset management and mapping


Leo Brown
0330 800 1000

Jigsaw Group

Jigsaw Group logoJigsaw Group is one of biggest housing associations in Greater Manchester. Founded in 2000, Jigsaw Group is an innovative and ‘can do’ organisation which provides a range of services which go above and beyond our traditional housing management role.

As well as New Charter Homes, the Group includes Gedling Homes in Nottingham, Aksa Hones in Oldham, New Charter Building Company and Threshold, a specialist support provider.  Together, our mission is to provide GREAT Homes, GREAT Neighbourhoods and GREAT People.


Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust

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Since its formation in 2002, Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust has grown to become one of the UK’s leading providers of community and mental health services. Our vision is to deliver the best care to patients, people and families in our local communities, by working effectively with partners to help people to live well. We employ 5,500 staff who provide care to 1.3 million people across six boroughs of Greater Manchester:

  • Bury, Oldham and Rochdale – community services and mental health for children and adults
  • Tameside and Glossop – children’s and adults mental health, health improvement and intermediate care
  • Stockport – children’s and adults mental health 
  • Trafford – community services and child adolescent mental health services (CAMHS)

Our mental health services provide care and treatment for people with mild to moderate conditions such as depression, anxiety or dementia, or more serious mental health illnesses such as schizophrenia, bi-polar disorder and more.


Blackpool Council

Blackpool Council

We're committed to making Blackpool better for everyone who lives here. There will be some exciting changes, including new places to shop and eat, new housing, better public transport and more modern, greener streets.

We want to create a more attractive place to live, with a thriving economy, leading to more jobs for local people.


Holker IT

Holker IT

Holker IT has, in just ten years, become one of the UK’s leading suppliers of intelligent, business aligned, IT solutions and services.  Solutions that recognise the critical importance of security of services and integrity of data to clients’ businesses and brands.  Clients ranging from energy companies to colleges and schools, and from transport and logistics firms to the legal sector.

Today Holker looks to the future, ensuring that services such as Holker Cloud are world class, and its understanding of the development of the sectors in which it works is unparalleled.  In 2020 this led to the acquisition of PC Edutech building further breadth and depth in expertise and resource for a sector that is fast adapting to new technologies and systems, and a generation that is always on the move.


Martin Brelsford
0333 305 2020



ITS Technology Group

ITS designs, builds and operates full fibre and hybrid wireless networks where they are needed most so that business and residential communities can access gigabit capable connectivity services through our trusted partner network. Having pioneered a ‘dig once’ model that reuses existing infrastructure where we can, our connections are:

  • Fast to install
  • Gigabit capable, offering the flexibility to scale to fulfil connectivity requirements and demand
  • Kinder to the environment as we don't need to dig up the roads if we can use existing ducts and other infrastructure.


Kevin McNulty
0333 996 2100​​​​​​​



CityFibre is the UK’s third national digital infrastructure platform. With existing networks in more than 60 towns and cities, CityFibre provides wholesale connectivity to multiple business and consumer service providers, local authorities and mobile operators. 

CityFibre has network rollouts underway with plans to pass up to 8 million homes and businesses with open-access Full Fibre infrastructure. A growing number of Gigabit City projects have been announced for full-city rollouts and CityFibre continues to prime its existing network assets for expansion.

CityFibre is based in London and is jointly controlled by Antin Infrastructure Partners and West Street Infrastructure Partners.


Martin Kemp

Link IP Networks


We are an Internet Service Provider (ISP) and Network Operator providing high speed, low latency, internet connectivity to residential and business customers. We work with property developers and landlords providing internet and cloud services to multi-tenanted commercial and residential properties across the UK.
Contact Details
Name: Mark O’Connell
Email: mark@linkipnetworks.co.uk
Tel: 0161 813 1870
Web: www.linkipnetworks.co.uk

The Midcounties Co-operative

The Midcounties Co-operative

Welcome to Co-operative Midcounties. We’re the UK’s largest independent Co-operative and we’re proud to do things differently.

With over 700,000 members, people are at the centre of everything we do. Our success is all about building great connections – with our customers, member owners and communities. These relationships are at the heart of our business.

We’re market leaders, and we’re proud of our wide range of services. We’re also proud of our great heritage. Our 150-year history makes us who we are today.

As demand for ethical shopping grows, there’s never been a better time to join us. We’re a progressive and socially conscious business, and we’re committed to paying it back. We’ll help you to make a positive impact with every pound you spend. Together we can really make a difference.



Digital infrastructure is a powerful tool for transformation. For local economies, for public services, for opportunity. CBN has a unique approach to the development and promotion of transformational digital infrastructure, with innovations such as the Thin Layer Model, Digital Exchanges, Dig Once Trusts and Imagine IBZL.

CBN works with local authorities, businesses and NGOs, both in the UK and internationally. Our members and associates include some of the UK’s top experts in telecommunications strategy, business development, technical implementation and mutual structures.


Shaun Fensom
0161 283 2675



Zayo provides mission-critical fiber bandwidth to the world’s most impactful companies, fueling the innovations that are transforming our society.

From companies that are advancing communications, entertainment, healthcare and biotech, financial services, education, computing, transportation and more, these innovators are disrupting the way we live and work.

And while they’re shaking up the status quo, they have something else in common: they rely on high-performance fiber networks and infrastructure to move, process and store enormous volumes of data. With more devices and sensors generating data every day, fiber is the foundation to make it happen. With fiber, these forward-thinkers will make innovations like drone delivery, connected cars, smart factories and quantum computing a reality.

Zayo is the leading provider of infrastructure, with dense, high-quality networks in every major market in North America and many in Western Europe. Through partnerships with leading network providers, we provide our customers with global reach that takes them nearly anywhere they need to be. Our diverse lit and dark fiber networks provide critical connections to thousands of data centers, cloud providers, commercial and entertainment centers in more than 400 markets. And we’re expanding all the time– providing mission-critical routes for customers, more density, diversity, latency and turnkey mobile infrastructure, laying the foundation for our 5G future.


Andrew Tipping

Manchester City Council

Manchester City Council

Manchester City Council is overseeing – with our residents, in partnership with businesses and others – a modern industrial revolution.

We’re embracing innovation – public and private sectors hand-in-hand – making change happen. 

Our local economy continues to grow faster than the UK’s, with rising employment in the professions and sciences, as we diversify towards knowledge-intensive sectors.

We’re harnessing and exploring the transformative potential of the digital and technology sector, attracting established firms and entrepreneurs to our supportive environment. Enhancing digital infrastructure for high connectivity is critical to our world-leading ambitions.

We’re a work in progress, making progress every day.


Angela Harrington, Head of Work & Skills
0161 234 3171


AQL logo

Founded in 1998 by Chairman Professor Adam Beaumont, aql is a trusted communications provider specialising in secure and reliable wholesale access to fixed and mobile networks for government, enterprise, and innovators. The company is responsible for over 100 million telephone numbers for UK ISPs and operators. aql routes millions of SMS text messages per day and operates a wide-reaching connected national network. aql also owns and operates four highly secure carrier neutral datacentre sites within the UK, including housing the main out-of-London independent internet-exchange.  aql has been providing global mobile connectivity for the Internet of Things arena since 2006, through the evolution of 2G/2.5G/3G/4G and now 5G.
aql’s mission is to power a connected society by providing trusted solutions that enable communications between cities, communities, people and businesses. It strives to make communication easy and accessible for all organisations to embrace the challenges a new digital World creates.
aql is a global company with offices in the UK and Isle of Man, the Nordics and Baltics and an expanding presence in South Africa.

Website: https://aql.com/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/aqldotcom/ 
Twitter: @aqldotcom
Instagram: aql_dot_com


F&W Networks

F&W Networks

Our vision is to enable a better way of living. We are providing the latest full fibre technology and innovation to mid-sized towns and rural areas in the UK. But most importantly, we ensure that our core values of Innovation, Passion, Reliability and Trust are foremost, as we make our goals a reality for the communities we work within.
Contact Details

Website: https://fwnetworks.co.uk/

Network Connect

Network Connect

Network Connect is a specialist provider of Voice and Data solutions to business of all sizes, all over the UK. Proud to be a founding member of CNI, Network Connect can deliver high speed, robust internet connections at excellent prices.

Established for over 25 years, Network Connect strives to provide excellent service in all it does. 

Other services available from Network Connect include: 

  • Business phone systems and Unified Communications Platforms, both in the Cloud and On Site
  • Network Security including advanced threat protection, and bespoke cyber security reporting.
  • High speed, resilient wired and Wireless data network solutions.

For more information contact us on 0161 2142010 or sales@networkconnect.co.uk 

You can also visit us at www.networkconnect.co.uk

Wyre Council

Wyre Council

We're committed to making Wyre a better for everyone who lives and works here.
We want to create a more inclusive environment for residents and businesses alike by providing connectivity fit for the future, developing skills for residents and supporting businesses.


Steve Simpson, Head of IT & Digital
07768 670 679



TNP provides high capacity internet connectivity, wide area networks, point to point circuits, and consultancy services through the innovative use of fibre, copper and wireless technologies. The unique vendor and technology agnostic approach allows large organisations to design, build and operate their own networks independently of the established telecoms companies. TNP’s focus is on offering its services to high capacity internet users and networking clients in the public sector.

Chris Wade
08456 800659

Ashton Sixth Form College

Ashton Sixth Form College logo

Ashton Sixth Form College is a leading provider of post-16 education in the Tameside borough. With years of experience, dedicated teaching, high expectations for learners and a diverse study programme, learners achieve and exceed.


Lancashire County Council


Here at Lancashire County Council, we are helping you to make Lancashire the best place to live, work, visit and prosper.

We want Lancashire to be the county people choose to create a home, raise their children, develop a career and grow old. We are committed to developing and celebrating our diverse communities, heritage and landscape to create a strong sense of place we can all be proud of.

This vision for Lancashire forms part of the county council's planning and performance framework. It sets out our priorities in an open and transparent way. It will be subject to regular monitoring in terms of how we are progressing against our objectives, and it will be kept under review to make sure it is kept up to date in a fast-changing world.

At the heart of our strategy for delivery are our four priorities: delivering better services, protecting our environment, supporting economic growth, and caring for the vulnerable

Brett Dixon
0300 123 6701

NHS Tameside and Glossop CCG

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NHS Tameside and Glossop Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) exists to improve the health care of the local population. We utilise the knowledge of our GPs and their practice teams to improve the way that local health services are currently delivered and to help our patients to make full use of the services that are available.




euNetworks is a European provider of bandwidth infrastructure services. We focus on delivering scalable, fibre based products and solutions to a customer base that is at the centre of technology transformation. Our customers require fibre based data centre to data centre connectivity, both within the key cities in Europe and between these cities, supporting both their bandwidth growth and the performance requirements that their applications demand. Our customers' needs shape how we develop our network further.


Ashley Griffiths

Mid Sussex District Council

Mid Sussex District Council

At the heart of Sussex we link London to Brighton, and are supporting our local rural and urban communities and economy with access to better digital infrastructure.

We have installed over 100km of open-access ducting and fibre networks, including fibre exchanges in Burgess Hill and Brighton, working alongside CNI Members to realise greater benefits.
As one of the fastest growing regions in the South East our ambitious plans support digital inclusion and sustained economic growth.

Simon Hughes
Head of Digital and Communications
07970 742213

Core Integrated Solutions

Core Integrated Solutions

Core Integrated Solutions specialise in IP infrastructure solutions for the IT, CCTV, UTC and Transportation sectors.  We provide both cable and wireless transmission installation services and solutions which for the Tameside Co-operative which mainly cover the installation and termination of the fibre optic infrastructure. Core-IS also provide ancillary services such as cable containment.

Part of the Core-IS scope of works is to also provide on-site maintenance and fibre optic infrastructure design.


James Bailey
07779 233147

Chichester College Group

Chichester College Group

The Chichester College Group is the largest provider of further education in Sussex. Through our five Colleges we educate and provide high quality learning opportunities for over 25,000 full and part time students every year.

Our mission is changing lives through learning and is achieved by placing the student experience at the heart of everything we do. Our priority is to significantly improve the learning opportunities, experience and environment for students across the region – combining inclusion and excellence to meet local, community and employer needs.

We are an OFSTED Outstanding College Group, rated as outstanding in all areas inspected and acknowledged by OFSTED as having an ‘outstanding culture of inclusivity and respect’ and that our ‘courses meet fully the demands of their local and regional communities’.

Jon Dunster
Group IT Director
01243 786321


CJ Founds Associates Ltd

Chris Founds Associates

We are a specialist independent consultancy that delivers project and programme management of fibre networks across the UK.

We have developed our expertise by designing and managing some of the largest fibre networks for Local Authorities, Combined Authorities and DCMS.

Our expert advisors work closely with CNI members to ensure we realise their benefits and create better connectivity for customers.


Chris Founds, Infrastructure Director
07931 651662