Slough to be Top Digitally Connected Town
CityFibre starts work to transform Slough into one of the world's best digitally connected towns.
13:51 16 October 2020
CityFibre has confirmed town-wide full fibre network roll-out in Slough. The works on the £24million project, which will transform Slough into one of the world's best digitally connected towns, has officially begun in the town's Trading Estate area.
VolkerSmart Technologies, the firm that delivers the construction programme on CityFibre’s behalf, is working closely with Slough Borough Council and local communities to manage disruption.
Stacey King, CityFibre’s City Manager for Slough, said: “Full Fibre broadband will help households access all the latest entertainment at lightning speed, but the benefits are far deeper than that – from enabling smart home technology to giving people the freedom to work from home with ease.
“The investment also comes at a critical time for Slough’s forward-thinking business community. It won’t just improve business locally – it will also help businesses take their products or services to an international audience.”
Councillor James Swindlehurst, leader at Slough Borough Council, said: “It is fantastic that CityFibre is now ready to start delivering on its infrastructure programme to bring a future-proofed, Full Fibre digital network to Slough.
"This will bring many benefits to residents and businesses alike and create opportunities for our local economy to grow and prosper well into the next generation.”