CityFibre Lays Over 777km of Full Fibre in Swindon, Signifying a £40m Digital Infrastructure Upgrade

CityFibre, the UK’s leading independent full fibre platform, has achieved a remarkable milestone by laying an extensive 777 kilometers of full fibre infrastructure in Swindon. To put this achievement into perspective, this amount of fibre could encompass Swindon Town Football Club’s pitch at County Ground more than 2,360 times. This significant development is part of CityFibre’s £40 million investment in upgrading the digital infrastructure of Swindon.

CityFibre has already successfully connected numerous homes and businesses in key areas such as Stratton, Pinehurst, and Moredon to its advanced full fibre network. This milestone allows residents to access lightning-fast broadband services, provided by launch partner Vodafone through selected Vodafone Pro Broadband plans. Additionally, TalkTalk and Giganet have announced their intentions to join this growing network in the near future.

Neil Madle, CityFibre’s Area Manager for Swindon, highlighted the challenge of gauging the progress of their network rollout, as much of the work occurs beneath the streets. However, the fact that they’ve laid enough fibre to encircle Swindon Town FC’s pitch thousands of times illustrates the significant strides made towards making Swindon a world-class digital infrastructure hub. The benefits of this initiative will continue to impact residents positively for decades to come.

Madle emphasized that their network is already operational in many parts of the area, providing residents with access to the fastest and most reliable broadband services available.

Swindon is now part of the growing list of locations across the UK benefiting from CityFibre’s nationwide full fibre rollout. This ambitious endeavor aims to bring enhanced broadband infrastructure within reach of up to eight million UK homes and businesses.

Cllr David Renard, Leader of Swindon Borough Council, acknowledged the importance of this major investment in their town’s digital infrastructure. He noted that it is essential to ensure that Swindon’s digital infrastructure can adequately serve the needs of both residents and local businesses for years to come. As a result of this initiative, Swindon now stands as one of the best-connected towns in the UK, offering numerous advantages to its residents.

Jonny Rae

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