Thousands more homes gain gigabit speed broadband in Milton Keynes

More homes in the borough are set to gain access to reliable high-speed broadband services.

Monday, 19th April 2021, 2:01 pm
Updated Wednesday, 21st April 2021, 3:00 pm

CityFibre is promising 7,000 more homes in Milton Keynes access to its full fibre network.

A date for when the fastest internet speeds will be available in these homes hasn't been confirmed, but the aim is to have the work completed before the end of the year.

The company started to establish fast broadband access in Milton Keynes in 2018, in a £40m project.

Council leader Peter Marland welcoming City Fibre's launch in Milton Keynes in 2018

It is stating this increase in fast internet access is another multi-million pound investment.

Granemore Group will continue to deliver phase two of the project on CityFibre’s behalf. The team will continue to work closely with CityFibre and Milton Keynes Council to manage any disruption.

Milton Keynes was the first city in the UK to benefit from CityFibre’s Gigabit City Investment Programme, which will see full fibre infrastructure rolled out to eight million premises by 2025.

Jean Gowin, CityFibre’s city manager for Milton Keynes, said: “I’m delighted that we are able to build a second phase here in Milton Keynes to follow on from our original £40m investment. This will mean extending our Full Fibre network to include even more homes, ensuring Milton Keynes remains one of the leading and best-connected cities in the UK.

“Resident experience from those already connected and enjoying gigabit speeds has fuelled a huge demand for even more full fibre across the city and we’re now working quickly to ensure additional premises can also benefit from connecting to our network later this year."