Council signs data centre agreement

Monday, April 14th 2014
A council in Kent has agreed a contract with a data centre in Maidstone.
Council signs data centre agreement
Shepway District Council has signed a three-year deal with Maidstone-based Custodian Data Centre.

The firm will provide high-speed broadband connections to companies in key employment areas, including business parks, reports Kent Online.

Businesses in affected areas will be able to access speeds of up to 100Mbps from a large array that will be installed on the civic centre roof in Folkestone, a key port town in the south of England.

Alan Clifton-Holt, Council Cabinet Member for the Economy, said: "Businesses at our main employment sites have told us who this will give them a competitive edge."

This sentiment was shared by Custodian Data Centre Chairman Geoff Miles, who said: "Folkestone, Hythe and Romney Marsh are in pole position to benefit."

Custodian is not the only company to have boosted Kent's broadband credentials in recent months.

Late last year, BT revealed it has the capacity to provide 582,500 commercial premises in the Kent area with superfast broadband.

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