Transforming Milton Keynes

January 2018

I feel particularly lucky to both live and work in Milton Keynes.
After all, who wouldn’t want to be part of one of the fastest growing cities in the UK?

Having just celebrated its amazing 50-year anniversary, and with over £1 billion of private investment committed in the last decade alone, Milton Keynes heads into 2018 with no signs of slowing down its ambitious development and expansion plans, or losing its status of being one of five ‘Fast Growth Cities’, identified as a place with significant future potential.

This new growth will see the City compete economically and culturally with other leading cities around the globe, and with around 4,000 people moving to Milton Keynes each year, the City and its Council are keen to embrace smart-city ideas and technologies to ensure Milton Keynes stays ahead of the curve.

Milton Keynes aims to be at the forefront of the digital revolution and become globally known for technology, creating local employment expertise alongside groundbreaking projects such as MK:Smart, MotionMap, driverless pods and Starship delivery robots. However, a smart city needs to be underpinned by an equally smart infrastructure, and until now, Milton Keynes has not been able to have future proof connectivity – that’s where dbfb comes in!

So, what’s future proof connectivity? An ultra-fast, full fibre Gigabit network, already available here under our feet – which is great for Milton Keynes, both for individual business growth and for MK’s exciting and ambitious plans as a city. With such plans, the Council and MK business community needs and deserves nothing less than a state-of-the-art digital infrastructure, capable of meeting its data connectivity and communication needs for decades to come.

dbfb has been in discussions with MK Council and MK business leaders to understand and meet the technology challenges of such a fast-growing city alongside showing its commitment to Milton Keynes by recently opening a new MK office with a dedicated local team, who have been busy connecting forward-thinking local businesses such as; MK Dons, Yamaha, Interdirect, Brioche and Yokohama. With many businesses already reaping the rewards, others are joining the revolution. Including; Geoffrey Leaver Solicitors and Tech Mahindra, to name a few.

But let’s not stop there. Looking at the bigger picture, Milton Keynes also has the potential to become a key driving force in the UK’s digital revolution. The National Infrastructure Commission has already identified the city as the ideal future home of the UK’s Silicon Valley and the Government recently announced  local Milton Keynes South MP Iain Stewart as champion for the Cambridge-Milton Keynes-Oxford corridor, promoting it as a hub of technology-sector activity.

Across the UK, the development of new technologies and the rise of cloud services are radically transforming the way we live and work. Government, businesses and individuals are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of digital infrastructure, and with this, in the front of our minds, we can certainly rely on Milton Keynes and dbfb to join forces to play their part.

For Milton Keynes, the possibilities are endless – start your full fibre journey today!

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Author Jean Gowin

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