High-speed broadband is crucial to the future economic success of Milton Keynes but some parts of the city have been stuck in the slow lane for years.
And yet, the start of the answer could be lying beneath our feet – in a high-speed cable network that has been around for some years.
CityFibre will be making more than 160km of this pure fibre network available to businesses, schools and colleges throughout the city via its city launch partner, and Biztech member, dbfb.
The initiative is called Gigabit City and the name points to the amazing potential of ultra-fast broadband.
“Unlocking Milton Keynes’s broadband potential will kick-start the Third Age of Growth in the city,” said Fredi Nonyelu, the chairman of Biztech business and technology forum.
“With ultrafast broadband, I believe the Milton Keynes region will become the clear leader of UK growth. More technology companies will want to come here, more businesses will set up and more businesses will have their potential released.
“The Gigabit City initiative is very exciting and anyone coming along to our Ask The Expert event will be able to find out not only what it means for Milton Keynes in general but also for their own individual business.
“This kind of event is exactly what Biztech is all about; showcasing and sharing key ideas in technology for the benefit not only our members but also the business community as a whole.”
How can your business take advantage of this exciting development? Come along to our Ask the Expert Breakfast event on 24th November at The Brasserie Milton Keynes College (Bletchley Campus) to find out.
Tickets cost £15 plus VAT for members and £20 plus VAT for non-members and include a full English breakfast