Broadband boost for Northampton

Northampton is set to benefit from an investment of £40m in its digital future as part of plans announced by CityFibre to roll out full fibre networks capable of supporting 1000 Mbps speeds.

The average speed available to UK premises currently sits around the 33 Mbps mark. On completion, the state-of-the-art network is expected to reach nearly every home and business within the town. CityFibre report this will not only provide residents and businesses with access to the UK’s fastest broadband services, but also support the roll-out of 5G mobile services in the future.

The network roll out is due to begin in the autumn of 2019, with the first Vodafone Gigafast broadband services set to go live by the end of the year.

This is great news and a real opportunity for Northampton.

With full fibre connectivity currently only available to 6% of premises in the UK, Northampton will be well placed to attract and grow new digital savvy business.

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David Bevan