Superfast Broadband Heads to Gloucester
Work begins on a £31million project to install superfast broadband across Gloucester.
10:53 28 January 2021
A £31million investment in better infrastructure across Gloucester will give residents and businesses access to superfast internet soon.
The scheme is funded by CityFibre and aims to put every house and business within touching distance of fast, reliable broadband. Work has begun in Podsmean with the rest of Gloucester to follow. The date for completion is yet to be revealed but CityFibre said that they are working with the city council and is aiming for 'a fast and successful roll-out.'
Neil Madle, CityFibre’s city manager for Gloucester, said: ‘Next generation full fibre connectivity can drive innovation and productivity, ultimately giving businesses theplatform they need to realise their growth ambitions.’
Mark Boyce, managing director of Gloucester-based Utility Customer Services Management Ltd, said: ‘CityFibre’s focus on Gloucester should provide opportunity and benefit for the businesses and people of the city.’
Councillor Richard Cook, leader of Gloucester City Council, said he was ‘delighted’ the work was underway.
‘It is particularly welcome with the multi-million-pound regeneration of Kings Quarter currently taking place,’ said Mr Cook.
‘This will see the development of one of the largest digital quarters in the UK with The Forum, a vibrant new social and digital campus for the South West acting as a catalyst for an emerging digital and cyber security sector.’