New project to bring ‘next generation broadband’ to Slough

A £24 million investment project is being launched that aims to give nearly every home and business in Slough access to next-generation broadband.

Detailed planning is already underway as CityFibre, the UK’s third national infrastructure platform, designs a network capable of serving Slough’s current and future demands including 5G mobile services.

Cllr James Swindlehurst, leader at Slough Borough Council, said: “We welcome this private investment by CityFibre into Slough to deliver a modern, fit-for-purpose digital infrastructure that will futureproof residents and businesses.

“Slough Borough Council continues to work closely with the private sector to facilitate economic growth in the digital age and CityFibre’s Full Fibre network will be vital in ensuring Slough has a resilient and dynamic economy for years to come.”

The network is not yet live but once activated, services will be available from an increasing range of broadband providers. Across the UK, CityFibre is already working with launch partner Vodafone to deliver next generation broadband services and TalkTalk is expected to join the network soon.

CityFibre has appointed Stacey King as city manager to spearhead delivery of a full fibre network to Slough’s residents and businesses.

Stacey said: “Our digital infrastructure plays a crucial role in growing and protecting local economies, even more so during these unprecedented times when connectivity has proven vital to residents, businesses and public services alike.”

Stacey has 20 years’ experience in the telecoms industry. Her previous role was as regional director for BT, which covered Slough and the Thames Valley.

If residents are interested in full fibre broadband, they can pre-register on cityfibre.com/residential

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