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Why Southend?

Gigabit City

Southend-on-Sea is home to a future-proof full-fibre network providing scalable, ultrafast connectivity to underpin the council’s ambitious digital strategy.

The new 90km network provides Southend-on-Sea Borough Council with a dark fibre platform from which they can upgrade the existing connectivity provided to 120 sites including schools, colleges and council offices.

As a Gigabit City, Southend will experience the benefits enjoyed by other CityFibre project cities. This infrastructure will enable the Council to deliver cost-effective and efficient digital public sector services, whilst catalysing business growth and inward investment. Mobile masts can be connected to the network to support upgrades to 4G and 5G services, and ultimately the network can provide a backbone for future deployments.

For further information visit the City Fibre website.