Swish Fibre Ltd has today announced initial roll-out plans to bring coverage of their 10Gbps full-fibre network to eleven locations across the M4 corridor and Chiltern line. With the ink barely dry on this week’s acquisition by Fern Trading Limited (“Fern”), including £250m of investment over the next few years, the alternative network provider is moving at pace to provide world-class full-fibre broadband coverage across the Home Counties.
The full list of initial locations announced today are: Marlow; Gerrards Cross; Beaconsfield; Flackwell Heath; Wooburn Green and Bourne End; Hazlemere; Great Missenden; Thame; Chinnor; Princes Risborough; and Haddenham.
These areas will be the first customers to benefit from a 10Gbps Swish Fibre network – the fastest broadband network in the UK.
True to the alternative network provider’s name, rapid progress is already underway in some of these areas, including Marlow, where the network design and initial ‘rodding and roping’ work is already complete. Network designs and Civil Engineering planning is well underway, and work will commence as part of a structured programme agreed initially with Buckinghamshire County Council.
With Swish Fibre committed to helping boost the nation’s coverage levels from 34th position to number one in the world rankings, further towns within commutable distance of London will be announced later in 2020.
Brice Yharrassarry, CEO of Swish Fibre, said:
“Following the overwhelmingly positive response to our acquisition by Fern we have been asked by several sources where Swish are going to build their first fibre networks. We are currently working on a project to cover over 250,000 properties and the 50,000 announced today represent the first tranche. Discussions with the County Council and construction partners are well advanced and we plan to break ground as soon as we can in 2020.”
If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Alistair Goulden at 07850 791115 or e-mail PR@swishfibre.com.