Milton Keynes… The UK’s latest Gigabit City. In short, broadband in MK is expected to be around 100 times faster than the UK’s average for schools, businesses and colleges. Earlier this month, the project was revealed to the Citizen newspaper and transpires that it involves over 160km of pure fibre network throughout Milton Keynes. That is a LOT!
This year, employment growth is expected to hit 4.7%, making Milton Keynes one of the fastest growing cities in the UK. Not to mention being recognised as one of the leaders in the developing and promoting of ‘Smart City Technology’ with initiatives like ‘MK:smart’ and ‘MK DataHub.’
If your based in Milton Keynes, you will know the pain from suffering internet speeds. However the new future-proof network will be made available to all businesses as well as schools and colleges in Milton Keynes via CityFibre’s educational partner Exa networks.
“Brian Kingston, Managing Director of dbfb, said: “We’re hugely excited to be able to offer state-of-the-art ultra-fast fibre services to transform the way Milton Keynes does business. It’s undebatable that having consistently fast access to the internet is crucial to driving productivity and the bottom-line. Connecting to a pure fibre network will make it easy to harness business access solutions like VoIP and cloud services that may otherwise be unavailable and dbfb look forward to helping companies reap the benefits.”
Milton Keynes Gigabit City was officially launched at an event at The Imovation Centre in Milton Keynes on Tuesday.
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