Residents and businesses in some parts of Horsham are now able to access the fastest broadband speeds available in the UK.
Reading-based internet service provider Hey!Broadband says that it has launched a full fibre broadband service - providing broadband connection speeds of up to one gigabit - to 5,000 premises in select areas near central Horsham.
It says that other areas will be considered in the future.
A spokesman for the company said: “Up until now, Horsham residents could only get broadband service over hybrid fibre-and-copper-based broadband, which meant slower speeds and dropped connections - especially during peak times.
“Full fibre, on the other hand, connects fibre from the exchange directly into homes and offices - and this makes a massive difference in terms of speed and reliability.
“Hey!Broadband offers Gigabit internet speeds for both downloading and uploading - a whopping 22 times faster than the average broadband speed in the UK.”