Slough and Maidenhead the latest Gigabit Cities

UK infrastructure provider CityFibre are set to transform the digital connectivity in Slough and Maidenhead as they gain Gigabit City status.

Joining Reading and Bracknell, the two towns will see an alternative introduced to their copper-based networks as ultrafast, pure fibre will see them become better digitally connected.

IT and telecoms specialist BtL Communications will work to connect businesses across the network, providing them with access to gigabit-speed internet services up to 100 times faster than the UK’s average speeds. The build will light up 38km of fibre network from Slough Trading Estate to the town centre, and a further 10km across Maidenhead.

Nick Gray, city development manager at CityFibre, said: “From the latest Tech Nation Report we know that the digital technology industry contributes billions to the UK economy, creates high value jobs and attracts investment from all over the world. This presents excellent opportunities for Thames Valley communities. It is vitally important, therefore, that this growing region has the best connectivity possible to enable it to remain competitive on a global stage.

“We are excited to welcome Slough and Maidenhead on board as our newest Gigabit Cities in the region and look forward to seeing local businesses flourishing thanks to this transformational infrastructure.”