Full Fibre for Crawley Tenants
CityFibre rolls out a town-wide network in Crawley.
12:39 12 July 2021
Crawley Borough Council has partnered with CityFibre, UK's largest independent full fibre platform, to rollout a town-wide full fibre network.
Among the first to benefit from the network are residents of 9,000 homes managed by the local council - thanks to the signing of a blanket wayleave agreement that gives CityFibre permission to connect all Crawley Borough Council properties to the new network it is building across the town.
Anne Krausse, CityFibre’s City Manager for Crawley, said: “Digital access is one of the major issues facing communities across the UK, and we are committed to addressing the problem.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has shown, more than ever, just how vital a fit-for-purpose connection is for work, play and keeping in touch. The agreement we have reached with Crawley Borough Council will make a genuine difference to thousands of people living in properties across the town and we look forward to seeing them take advantage of the benefits Full Fibre will bring.”
Councillor Peter Smith, Cabinet Member for Planning and Economic Development at Crawley Borough Council, said: “We want to help make Crawley an even better place to live and provide great homes in neighbourhoods where our tenants can access training, skills and job opportunities. CityFibre’s Full Fibre network will be vital in ensuring Crawley has a resilient and dynamic economy for decades to come and by signing a blanket wayleave agreement, we can ensure the residents of our properties can enjoy the many benefits of the fastest and most reliable digital connectivity will bring without any delay.”