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Press Release -- October 12th, 2016
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The gigabit revolution flows through the Thames Valley to Bracknell

Infrastructure provider CityFibre, has named Bracknell as the UK’s next Gigabit City as it launches its ultra-fast connectivity in partnership with Berkshire-based IT and telecoms company, BtL Communications

12th October 2016 – Just four weeks after Reading’s Gigabit City launch, Bracknell has been selected to join CityFibre’s growing ranks of Gigabit Cities as the company continues to introduce fibre infrastructure competition nationwide.

For the first time, businesses in Bracknell will have the opportunity to access a new generation of ultrafast internet services over the network. Provided by CityFibre’s launch partner BtL Communictions, these market leading, affordable internet services will provide local businesses with some of the fastest download and upload speeds in the world, improving their productivity and providing a significant competitive advantage. BtL will also use these ultra-fast internet services to support an innovative range of cloud and communication solutions.

The Gigabit City network will totally transform Bracknell’s digital infrastructure, enabling access to gigabit speed, world class connectivity for the entire community and dramatically accelerating its digital capabilities. It will future-proof the town as the thirst for greater bandwidth continues to grow exponentially over the coming decades. Many of CityFibre’s other Gigabit City projects are already demonstrating the huge economic and social benefits pure fibre infrastructure can deliver.

Rob Hamlin, commercial director, CityFibre commented: “We are delighted to extend our existing partnership with BtL to transform Bracknell’s digital landscape.  The Thames Valley is an economic powerhouse and it is important that this growing region has the best connectivity possible to enable it to remain competitive on a global stage.  This is what we aim to provide here at CityFibre, transformational infrastructure to boost local business.”

Rob Lamden, managing director, BtL commented: “We have been helping businesses in the region with their IT, telecoms and internet connectivity since 2001 and we are very pleased to be working with CityFibre to make a real difference to the region’s digital landscape. We are now able to offer local businesses next-generation internet services at highly competitive prices that will turbocharge their capabilities and give them a huge head-start over the competition. And of course BtL will be alongside them to support their growth and to help them take full advantage.”

CityFibre and BtL are hosting an event on Wednesday 16 November to mark the launch of Bracknell as a Gigabit City. The event is taking place at the Hilton Hotel in Bracknell, where local business representatives will have the chance to hear more about how the Gigabit City project can benefit them and revolutionise the way they operate. For more information, contact CityFibre at bracknell@cityfibre.com.

For more information on the project and to register your interest, please visit: cityfibre.com/Bracknell

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About CityFibre

CityFibre is the national builder of Gigabit Cities, as the UK’s largest alternative provider of wholesale fibre network infrastructure. It has major metro duct and fibre footprints in 40 cities across the UK and a national long distance network that connects these cities to major data-centres across the UK and to key peering points in London.

The company has an extensive customer base spanning service integrators, enterprise and consumer service providers and mobile operators. Providing a portfolio of active and dark fibre services, CityFibre’s networks address 28,000 public sites, 7,800 mobile masts, 280,000 businesses and 4.0 million homes.

CityFibre is based in London, United Kingdom, and its shares trade on the AIM Market of the London Stock Exchange (AIM: CITY). Further information on the company can be found at www.cityfibre.com

About BtL Communications

BtL Communications is a supplier of business-to-business IT & telecoms products and services. At BtL, our objective is to provide businesses with tailored solutions that suit their businesses IT and Telecoms requirements whilst lowering costs and improving functionality and efficiency. Our services cover everything from the humble telephone line and mobile to cloud telephony and Office 365 and most things in between.

At BtL, we work to foster long-term relationships with our customers and believe in building a partnership with our customers. We carefully assess our customer’s needs before providing the ICT solution best suited to their requirements. That’s why we offer businesses our free no obligations ICT audit.  For more information, visit https://www.btl.co.uk/

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