Faster internet speed coming to Havant and Emsworth, according to project leader, after multi-million pound fibre optic broadband investment

INTERNET speeds in Havant could get faster as a multi-million pound project gets under way.

Wednesday, 25th May 2022, 2:34 pm

CityFibre is planning to invest £17m in the area to lay out fibre optic broadband across the area, as well as in Emsworth, Southbourne and Westbourne.

Area manager Jonathan Russell is leading the project and expects the upcoming works will improve internet speed in these areas.

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A £17m fibre optic rollout is coming to the Havant, Emsworth, Southbourne and Westbourne areas.

He said: ‘We think people will be amazed by the difference it will make, both now and for generations to come.

‘Our investment will change that, and we cannot wait for residents and businesses to see what is possible with digital connectivity, which moves us forward into the future.’

Mr Russell added the Havant borough is the third worst mainland local authority area in the UK for fibre broadband coverage, with only 1.8 per cent of properties having it.

Fill fibre networks are being set up, and according to CityFibre, speeds of up to 1,000 Mbps for upload and download can be achieved.