Thousands of homes across Slough now have access to full-fibre broadband.

CityFibre has confirmed it has completed its primary build in Slough, providing almost 42,000 homes with what they claim is the "UK's finest full fibre network".

This means 80 per cent of the town’s residential footprint now benefits from the works.

Construction began on the project in October 2020 and CityFibre has since laid almost 500km of dense full-fibre infrastructure across the town, more than two and a half times the length of the M25. 

Residents are said to benefit from "affordable, gigabit-capable, and reliable full-fibre broadband" from a range of internet service providers.

CityFibre’s network currently supports download and upload speeds of up to 2.5Gbps.

Now CityFibre will continue to densify and connect properties in multi-dwelling buildings and on private roads.

It is hoped that the works will bring £487m in productivity gains and £107m from a widened workforce over the next 15 years.

Neil Madle, Partnership Manager at CityFibre, said: “We’re thrilled that our primary build in Slough is now complete, making the town one of the best-connected places in the UK."

Tan Dhesi, MP for Slough, said: “After discussing its importance for our town and having publicly supported this initiative it is great to hear they have now completed their primary build in Slough.

"This will give residents and local businesses access to the best available digital connectivity, which we know is vital in today’s world.

"It’s fantastic that Slough is once again ahead of the curve, standing ready to thrive in the digital age, equipped with full fibre.”