Earlier today, West Sussex County Council announced
that buildings in West Sussex are to benefit from the fastest and most reliable broadband connectivity as councils go ‘gigabit’ with CityFibre
Following a collaboration between the county’s local authorities, supported by funding from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, gigabit-capable broadband services are to be built in key urban locations throughout West Sussex.
The network will be built, owned and operated by CityFibre. With no reliance on copper wires, pure fibre networks are the next generation of digital infrastructure, capable of delivering unlimited speeds in both directions in excess of 1Gbps (1,000 Mbps).
The new network will provide fibre connectivity to key buildings at locations including Bognor Regis, Burgess Hill, Chichester, Crawley, Haywards Heath, Horsham, Littlehampton, Worthing and Shoreham.
Rob Hamlin, Commercial Director at CityFibre, said: "We’re delighted to have been chosen to deliver the Government’s first ‘Local Full Fibre Networks Programme’ project. The LFFN provides a powerful mechanism for local authorities to attract full fibre infrastructure investment. We look forward to using this project with West Sussex as a model for roll-outs in towns and cities across the country."