Leading the way as a 21st century, connected city, Salisbury has been chosen to be the first in the UK to have access to Openreach’s new full fibre broadband technology.
It is hoped that within a year over 20,000 premises across the city will have access to the future-proofed service.
Cllr Jeremy Nettle, Leader of Salisbury City Council, said, “This investment will be a huge boost to the city’s long-term economic and social prosperity. Salisbury has been known in the past for three main business sectors; the NHS, finance and the Military. This new initiative will hopefully entice a diverse range of industries into our city. It’s an exciting time and puts us on the map for something more positive.”
The benefits of Openreach’s full fibre technology is also expected to be a boost for students in Salisbury’s Schools and Colleges as they develop their careers in growth sectors and technological industries.
Openreach is working closely with Salisbury and South Wiltshire MP John Glen, Wiltshire Council, Salisbury City Council and other partners across the city to make sure the infrastructure build can happen at an unrivalled pace and with minimal disruption to local residents.
With this close collaboration Openreach hopes to have its new services ready to order throughout the city by April 2020.