More than 4,500 social housing properties in Glasgow are to benefit from access to next-generation full fibre connectivity.
CityFibre has partnered with New Gorbals Housing Association to bring full fibre to homes owned and managed by the provider across the southside of Glasgow.
The blanket wayleave agreement will ensure CityFibre’s full fibre network build can continue to go ahead smoothly, meaning residents across the community will be among the first to be able to sign-up for a Gigabit-speed full fibre broadband connection.
Full fibre networks are recognised as the digital infrastructure of the future for both homes and businesses. With near unlimited bandwidth, full fibre will ensure households can utilise the latest smart home technology, stream entertainment across multiple devices and make it easier to work from home, with virtually no buffering or lagging.
Sanjay Sudra, CityFibre’s Strategic Wayleave Manager, said: “Digital inclusion is a big issue for us at CityFibre, so it is a pleasure to be working with New Gorbals Housing Association, ensuring as many tenants as possible can access our digital infrastructure.
“Over the last year, our broadband connections have truly been a lifeline as we adapt to new ways of working, socialising and entertaining. We are looking forward to the tenants of the Gorbals reaping the benefits that come with a first-class and future-proof full fibre connection.”
Kirsten Adams-MacKenzie, Vice-Chair of New Gorbals Housing Association, said: “Digital inclusion in our community is a key priority for the Association. The Coronavirus pandemic has only accelerated what was already a significant shift towards essential services moving online. Internet connections have been vital during this time to keep in touch with our loved ones, as well as for many households to be able to work and learn from home.
“It is crucial that our tenants have access to fast and reliable broadband at a reasonable price and we are delighted that CityFibre has chosen to invest in the area with these full fibre installations. This partnership is part of our wider support for local people to access and make the most of digital services.”
CityFibre is investing millions in Glasgow’s full fibre network which continues to gather pace. Across the UK, CityFibre is working with launch partner, Vodafone, TalkTalk and BrawBand, with additional ISPs expected to join the network soon.
CityFibre has worked closely with Glasgow City Council since 2016, supporting the forward-thinking local authority in its mission to make Glasgow a truly ‘Smart City’, enabled by a full fibre digital infrastructure platform. Residents who want to know more about CityFibre or register their interest in full fibre broadband
, can visit www.cityfibre.com/PR-Register