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Cheltenham in line for £30m fibre network

Cheltenham has been revealed as the next town in line for a multi-million pound investment in its digital infrastructure by CityFibre.

The company is set to invest £30million in a network bringing full fibre connectivity across the town.

Work started on a £31million project in Gloucester in January.

City manager Neil Madle, who will lead the Cheltenham project, said: "The next chapter in Cheltenham's story starts here.

"Our builders will soon get to work on a town-wide full fibre network - and we think people will be blown away by the difference it will make, both now and for generations to come.

"We cannot wait for residents and businesses to see what is possible with digital connectivity that propels you forward rather than holds you back."

Construction work will begin in April with full fibre connection giving users speeds of up to 1,000 Mbps and near limitless bandwidth.

Cheltenham MP Alex Chalk said: "Securing ultrafast broadband for Cheltenham has long been a key personal priority and I am delighted to see this latest investment.

"It will help us build back better and positions Cheltenham as an even better place to live, work and visit."

The programme is part of CityFibre's £4billion Gigabit City Investment Programme which is designed to provide better broadband infrastructure for up to eight million homes and businesses.

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