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West Midlands Digital Roadmap

Bringing it Together

5 Missions


Securing Access for Everyone to Digital Opportunities, Particularly Those in Poverty

  • Everyone has access to an affordable device & connection, feels confident to access the internet & basic services
  • Everyone can access digital jobs, particularly young people and those at risk of redundancy
  • The supply of digital skills meets demand

Sharing and using data to improve people’s lives

  • Data is shared effectively across organisations to solve key regional challenges
  • The West Midlands are national leaders on data ethics, open data, and data security
  • Advanced data analytic methods are regularly used to grow our economy and improve public services

Becoming the UK’s best connected region

  • Best 4G coverage in the UK
  • Highest fibre broadband access, with particular focus on deprived areas
  • Best 5G coverage in the UK

Realising the potential of digital to transform our economy and build economic resilience

  • All SMEs and micro business adopt basic digital technologies to boost output and productivity
  • High growth firms across the regional economy adopt advanced digital technologies
  • Tech and digital firms that are looking to scale up can access support and finance in the region

Using digital public services to build a fairer, greener, healthier region

  • Regional carbon reduction of 69% by 2027, as outlined in the WM2041 net zero strategy
  • Reduction in health inequalities outlined in Health of the Region report
  • Vulnerable adults with multiple and complex needs are provided human-centred support to improve their wellbeing