Work is underway to bring full fibre infrastructure to homes and businesses across Renfrewshire as part of a £40m private investment from CityFibre.
Building on its long-standing strategic relationship with Renfrewshire Council to upgrade its digital connectivity, CityFibre’s existing network, serving council buildings including schools, local libraries and community centres, will be extended by approximately 700km.
Construction work has commenced in Paisley, with the first homes and businesses expected to be able to connect to the network from early 2021.
Across the UK, CityFibre is working with an increasing range of ISPs to deliver next generation broadband services.
PMK is delivering the construction programme on CityFibre’s behalf.
Greg Mesch, CEO at CityFibre, said: “The £40m investment we are making in the area is the result of years of close collaboration with Renfrewshire Council.
"Full Fibre connectivity will put the region at the forefront of the digital transformation we are driving across the country.
"As the world adapts to Covid-19, the importance of delivering world-leading digital infrastructure for residents and businesses could not be greater.”
Renfrewshire Council Leader Iain Nicolson said: “The Coronavirus pandemic has underlined how much we all need fast, reliable broadband connections and demand for better bandwidth continues to grow year on year.”