Bristol’s Faster Britain digital infrastructure is powered by wholesale network provider ITS and is meeting the soaring demand for fast internet connections from the city’s business community.

Through its approach to re-using existing infrastructure, Faster Britain builds are deployed faster than the competition by minimising disruption through intrusive, and often prolonged digs. It also means connectivity can be installed in a matter of weeks, rather than months.

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

“For the last two years we have been working with local businesses, groups and associations to really dig into what Bristol needs and where.

“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. The pandemic has highlighted just how vital a fast internet connection is to enable people to continue to keep in touch, particularly when circumstances are keeping us apart. Faster Britain is fixing the problem around gigabit capable connectivity which isn’t available to everyone.”

As part of the Faster Britain programme, businesses across Bristol are able to access a huge range of IT, telephony, gigabit capable broadband and connectivity solutions via ITS’ extensive partner community and are being encouraged to register their interest.