Providing connectivity to NHS staff accommodation at new hospital for COVID-19 patients, at no charge for end users.

Glide Group, a market leader in ultra-fast broadband connectivity and deploying fibre infrastructure, announces today that it will be supporting key workers at the new NHS Nightingale Hospital in Bristol.

The NHS and the Armed Forces are working to set up a Nightingale hospital on the Frenchay campus of the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) in Bristol, which will comprise 300 intensive care beds.

Glide is supporting NHS and other key workers at the new hospital by providing Wi-Fi connectivity to their accommodation, for no additional cost, as part of its existing contract with UWE Bristol, which has been ongoing since 2012. Having undertaken a series of remote and on-site technical checks, the infrastructure provider will be able to provide wired and wireless broadband to between 300 and 800 key workers, expected to move in shortly.

Richard Jeffares, CTO, Glide Group, commented: “These key workers go above and beyond, fighting on the front line against COVID-19, so we are proud to be able to support the NHS in this critical operation, by providing seamless connectivity to key workers at the new NHS Nightingale Hospital Bristol. We have invested heavily in our core network capacity in the last 12 months and are confident in our ability to cope with any increase in network traffic. We are pleased to play our small part in supporting the NHS and other critical workers around the country.”

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