Faster Broadband Comes to Sussex
CityFibre to bring full-fibre gigabit broadband to five towns and cities across West Sussex.
07:19 17 March 2020
As part of a £4billion national scheme, CityFibre has confirmed that it has added Bognor, Chichester, Littlehampton, Horsham and Crawley to the growing list of towns and cities that will soon enjoy full-fibre gigabit broadband access.
Councillor Matt Stanley, cabinet member for technical services, Arun District Council, said: "This Project aligns with the Council’s priorities and our aim to strengthening our economy through regeneration and better infrastructure.
"The Ultrafast Connections can offer broadband speeds up to 25x faster than the current average broadband speed in West Sussex.
"The benefits of this will be wide ranging and make a positive difference to many."
CityFibre is set to select partners to secure and mobilise workforce needed to construct the network in all announced cities by the end of 2020.
Greg Mesch, CEO of CityFibre, said: "Britain’s need for a world-class digital infrastructure has never been greater which is why we stand firmly behind the Government’s plan for nationwide coverage by 2025.
"Full fibre will play a critical role in levelling-up the UK and so today we are accelerating our plans, bringing full fibre to more towns and cities, even faster."