Steve Brine visited the 'fascinating' Arqiva site in Crawley on Friday 3rd November, as he discussed the company's plans for the future while taking a tour of the estate.
Arqiva is a leading UK communications infrastructure company behind the scenes and central to millions of vital connections.
Every day their infrastructure and associated services enable millions of people and machines to connect wherever they are through TV, radio, mobile and the Internet of Things.
They are a major provider of telecom towers, with around 8,000 active licensed sites, and the only national provider of terrestrial television and radio broadcasting, and run digital and satellite services and distribution across the UK as well as for international clients in Europe, the U.S., the Far East and Australia.
The Winchester & Chandler's Ford MP met with senior executives, who explained their plans across TV, radio and online platforms, before taking Steve on a tour of the site, where he met some of the 600 employees and took a look behind the scenes at the communication and cyber security rooms.
Speaking afterwards, he said: "It's been a few years since I visited Arqiva, which employs many people across Winchester & Chandler's Ford and beyond.
"It was a fascinating visit, and I met so many remarkable people who are so dedicated to providing the infrastructure and security services 24/7 that so many of us watching TV and accessing broadcast media take for granted.
"I'm very grateful for everyone taking the time to brief me, and this visit was particularly useful as I continue to discuss much of the work that Arqiva are central to with my colleagues."
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