Aviva Investors makes follow-on commitment to County Broadband
Infrastructure - APRIL 5, 2022

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Aviva Investors makes follow-on commitment to County Broadband

by Kali Persall

Aviva Investors has provided an additional £100 million ($131 million) of funding to help County Broadband expand its fiber-to-the-premises network to rural areas in England.

This follows an earlier initial £46 million ($60 million) investment from Aviva in 2018.

Country Broadband, which currently supplies more than 150 villages across Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk, is aiming to extend its reach to connect half a million homes and businesses by the end of 2027.

“The rollout of fiber to homes and places of work represents a project with high social value and community benefits, particularly as families and businesses settle into hybrid working, where fast and reliable internet connections into the home are increasingly important and relied upon,” said Sean McLachlan, senior director, infrastructure equity, at Aviva. “The additional commitment we have made will enable County Broadband to extend its rollout to even more communities in the East of England, ensu

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