Gigabit Broadband for Burgess Hill
Burgess Hill secures funding for full fibre gigabit-speed broadband.
19:39 27 March 2018
Earlier this year, Burgess Hill Council has approached the Department of Culture, Media and Sport to outline a new approach to fibre broadband delivery and has successfully secured £2.2million funding. The project, which will see the public and private sectors working together to install the gigabit-capable full fibre infrastructure in Burgess Hill, has been considered as a “huge boost” for the council’s aspirations for a science and technology park.
Garry Wall, leader of the district council, “Burgess Hill will see significant development and investment over the next 15 years including 5,000 new homes, new schools, two new business parks, the town centre regeneration, investment in sustainable transport infrastructure and potentially the region’s first science and technology park. “The council has always been clear that growth must come with improved infrastructure. Part of that infrastructure must be digital and this project is a huge boost for the council’s aspirations for a science and technology park.”
He added: “The current level of growth in Burgess Hill provides an important opportunity to develop innovatively and these gigabit broadband improvements are an important part of our plans for the town. “
“With extensive construction and regeneration work planned, this is a real opportunity to install digital infrastructure, including full fibre, during the construction, road building and regeneration projects.”