BDUK Project Gigabit

Project Gigabit

Project Gigabit is the government’s flagship £5 billion programme to enable hard-to-reach communities to access lightning-fast, gigabit-capable broadband.

The fast, reliable connections delivered by Project Gigabit will level-up mostly rural and remote communities across the UK.

Project Gigabit is managed by Building Digital UK (BDUK), an executive agency of the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT).

Find out more on the government’s Project Gigabit website.

Stepping up to expand out

As the UK’s largest, independent full fibre infrastructure provider, CityFibre is hugely supportive of Project Gigabit. We’re participating because it will help deliver better internet connections nationwide in the shortest possible time – something we’ve always championed.

We are focusing on the areas we are best placed to serve – taking into account our existing commercial rollout locations, available resources and the timescales involved.

The smart network choice

With millions of UK premises already served by our infrastructure and plans to reach a third of the nation, our footprint is the perfect platform from which to expand into harder to reach areas.

Every network we build is capable of gigabit-speed services today and ready to support speeds up to 10Gbps in future. And, because we’re a wholesale operator, homes and businesses can choose from a wide range of internet service providers already selling over our network.

Cambridgeshire underway

In February 2023, CityFibre secured the £69 million regional Project Gigabit contract to connect up to 45,000 premises in Cambridgeshire and adjacent areas. CityFibre will make an additional private investment of £53 million to deliver the project.

Preparation is now underway, with construction due to begin by early 2024.

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