Full Fibre Connectivity
Mid Sussex District Council is about to embark on the build stage of its own superfast fibre network across Burgess Hill and onward connections to Crawley and Brighton. The Gigabit capable digital fibre network will enable businesses, residents and communities across Burgess Hill to enjoy ultrafast connectivity services and have access to a wider range of market providers. The network will also connect Digital and Technology businesses in Crawley and Brighton, with a new innovative Digital Exchange being created locally.
The network has been funded by the Department for Digital Culture Media and Sport, through the National Productivity Infrastructure Fund and will be constructed by contractor partner Balfour Beatty. Completion is expected by April 2021. Mid Sussex District Council has worked closely with Balfour Beatty to ensure that works can be delivered with the least disruption, but maximising the network coverage across Mid Sussex. Most works will be undertaken using temporary 2-way traffic lights during normal working hours. Advanced notification will be provided to those residents and businesses directly affected by the works.
Once the network is complete, Businesses and Residents will be able to choose services from a number of commercial providers via an arrangement that the Council will enter into with Cooperative Network Infrastructure.
Various work sites will be seen across Mid Sussex – wherever you see the above banner we will be building a more digital future.
Landmark New Employment Space
To drive forward greater business investment in the town and in partnership with the private sector, we will deliver 25 hectares of new employment space in the town creating 15,000 new jobs, and making Burgess Hill one of the most attractive places in the region to do business.View
Innovative Research & Development
With four universities and a wide range of graduates living and working in the region, Burgess Hill is perfectly placed to develop a new Science & Technology Park and create a new high-tech business growth corridor to the west of the town.View