Full Fibre to Come to Renfrewshire
CityFibre invests £40m to bring full fibre broadband to homes and businesses across Renfrewshire.
06:51 17 September 2020
Fibre network is coming to hundreds of homes and businesses in Renfrewshire as part of a £40million investment from CityFibre.
CityFibre's existing network, which currently serves council buildings, will be extended by approximately 700km to provide coverage to more sites. Construction work has officially begun in Paisley, with the first homes and businesses expected to be able to connect to the network from early 2021.
David Cannon, formerly of the David MacBrayne Group and Scottish Enterprise, will serve as the city manager for the scheme and will be responsible for ensuring close communication with the council and stakeholders across the region.
Greg Mesch, CEO at CityFibre, said: "The £40million investment we are making in the area is the result of many years of close collaboration with Renfrewshire Council, Full Fibre connectivity will up the region at the forefront of the digital transformation we are driving across the country. As the world adapts to Covid-19, the importance of delivering world-leading digital infrastructure for residents and businesses could not be greater."
Renfrewshire Council Leader Iain Nicolson said: "I am delighted to see work well underway on developing this state-of-the-art Full Fibre network which will make Renfrewshire one of the best connected regions in Scotland and bring benefits to residents and businesses alike.
"The Coronavirus pandemic has underlined how much we all need fast, reliable broadband connections and demand for better bandwidth continues to grow year on year so it's vitally important for our businesses, for our schools and for our residents that we have a resilient, future-proofed network to be proud of."