New Fibre Technology in Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge.
New fibre optic broadband technology to be rolled out in Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge.
12:50 16 October 2019
Openreach is set to rollout new fibre optic broadband technology in Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge along with other 27 locations. The firm said that the new technology is capable of delivering one gigabit per second download speeds - some of the fastest in the UK.
Once rolled out, Sky, BT, Talk Talk, EE and other internet service providers that use Openreach infrastructure will be able to start offering the service to their customers. This means that customers will be able to download a two-hour movie in just 25 seconds or the entire first season of the hit BBC show Peaky Blinders in the time it take to make a cup of tea.
Cllr Jane March, Tunbridge Council’s head of Economic Development, said: “This is very welcome news as enhanced connectivity will benefit both residents and businesses.”
Nicolas Heslop, Leader of Tonbridge & Malling Council, added: “This is fantastic news. The Council, both as part of the West Kent Partnership and through our own drive to support the local economy, has been lobbying for some time to improve broadband connectivity for our residents and businesses.
“It’s great boost for the local area, and hopefully just the start of our journey towards benefitting from world-class communications infrastructure.”