Cranleigh could get even faster Internet

Cranleigh could get even faster Internet

A new Internet Service Provider (ISP) looks set to bring extremely fast broadband to Cranleigh.

New ISP Swish Fibre included Cranleigh on a list of 33 poorly served locations in the Home Counties where it will introduce its 10Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network.

The roll-out is part of a scheme to cover 250,000 homes and businesses in the South East outside of London.

Swish Fibre was acquired by Fern Trading at the end of last year, forming part of a long-term funding deal to unlock £250 million of investment. It started building its full-fibre network in parts of Buckinghamshire last year.

The ISP is aiming to introduce its services to “underserved towns and villages where broadband availability is poor and there is strong demand for ultrafast broadband services”.

Cranleigh already offers a commercial competitor to Swish Fibre, with local business Box Broadband installing its next-generation fibre broadband network in the village.

Brice Yharrassarry, CEO of Swish Fibre, said:

We’re thrilled to announce our wider rollout plans today, which brings the first phase of full-fibre rollout up to a quarter of a million properties covered in the Home Counties. Construction works on the ground are progressing extremely well and the early signs of interest within Marlow has exceeded our expectations. We’re excited to have started civils work in Gerrards Cross and are on track to be active in at least ten towns by June 2021.

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