Swindon people told they have access to one of UK's best broadband services

By Barrie Hudson - 7 December 2021

Business
  • Zen promises much faster broadband speeds than those offered by standard services

    Zen promises much faster broadband speeds than those offered by standard services

People in Swindon have access to what is billed as one of the UK"s fastest and most reliable broadband services.

  • The firm is committed to having a positive impact on the planet

    The firm is committed to having a positive impact on the planet

The service is offered by Zen Internet, and the firm says that with over half of UK adults in Swindon ready to switch broadband provider in the next 18 months, residents can choose and benefit from the UK’s only Which? Recommended Provider for Broadband 2021. 

People living in the area are promised a reliable service with award-winning support from a business committed, through its B Corporation accreditation, to having a positive impact on the planet. 

The latest move from Zen, in collaboration with CityFibre, aims to transform the town's digital capabilities. CityFibre has invested £48m into Swindon’s infrastructure deployment as part of its nationwide Gigabit City Investment Programme while Zen, as a certified B Corporation, is part of a community of organisations around the world which believes in business as a powerful force for good. 

Paul Stobart, CEO at Zen Internet, said: “The next few years will be absolutely pivotal for connectivity in the home. Deemed the gold rush decade, the 2020s will see implementation of full fibre across the nation. By 2030, everyone will have made the switch to full fibre. 

"Today, though, people in Swindon can get ahead of the curve by accessing Zen’s award-winning service delivered over CityFibre’s high quality infrastructure.

“As a B Corporation and with an ambition to be Net Zero by 2028, residents can choose Zen with confidence, knowing we are a provider that will always strive to do the right thing. We ensure that our responsibilities to society and the environment are embedded in our DNA. 

"We want to inspire the residents of Swindon to choose the right path when it comes to their internet connectivity, which will in turn unlock the power of sharing, learning, and communication.” 

Zen says its Full Fibre 900 service allows customers to download an HDTV programme in five seconds, an HD film in 38 seconds, a 1GB file in nine seconds and a 60GB game in nine minutes and 32 seconds - tiny fractions of the corresponding times for a standard 10mbps broadband service.

Full fibre broadband, according to the firm, is transforming customers’ digital capabilities with speeds of up to 900Mbps and a service with the capability to unlock the full potential of every smart device in the home and provide a solid platform for fully enabling smart home applications and Internet of Things (IoT) devices of the future. 

Today, it offers a solid connection for hybrid working, entertainment and keeping connected post-pandemic. 

Neil Madle, City Manager for CityFibre in Swindon, said: “It is a real pleasure to welcome Zen onto our full fibre network in Swindon as part of a growing list of ISPs. This latest partnership provides consumers with ever increasing choice when selecting home broadband packages. 

"I look forward to more and more people experiencing the benefits that our future-proof, digital infrastructure has to offer.”

The new service can be accessed at a number of speed options starting at £29.99 per month as a special launch offer. The service is available now to many homes, with Zen following the CityFibre rollout across the city over the coming months. 

Further information can be found at www.zen.co.uk and by calling 01706 902 001.

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