Gigabit connectivity reaches Fylde Coast

Blackpool Airport Enterprise Zone

A new project by communications specialist ITS has given businesses from Fleetwood to Blackpool access to gigabit capable connectivity.

The Faster Britain full fibre network is rapidly expanding throughout the UK, and focuses on re-using existing infrastructure to minimise disruption and reduce installations times from months to weeks.

ITS was able to use Blackpool's famous tramlines to carry the cables.

Daren Baythorpe, CEO of ITS said: "I am excited that our Blackpool network continues to develop at pace, and as part of our Faster Britain UK network the town is feeling the benefits of full fibre. Being part of our programme ensures that Blackpool exceeds the government’s goals for everyone in the UK to have access to ‘gigabit capable’ connectivity by 2025.

"As the legacy copper-based network becomes obsolete and we move towards its switch off, our mission is to deliver full fibre, gigabit capable connectivity to where it is needed. For the last two years we have been working with the council, local businesses, groups and associations to really dig into what Blackpool needs and where."

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