up to 45,000
premises to benefit
Proud to be delivering
Project Gigabit is the UK government’s flagship £5 billion programme to enable hard-to-reach communities to access lightning-fast gigabit-capable broadband.
The contract for Cambridgeshire and adjacent areas was awarded to CityFibre in February 2023 following a competitive process to identify the most suitable supplier, based on cost and quality. As part of our £53 million private investment, CityFibre has also committed to a local stimulus package of over £300,000
The work planned under this contract will extend the network CityFibre have been building in Cambridgeshire since 2018 - including Peterborough, Cambridge, March, Whittlesey and Yaxley.
Scheduled to start in early 2024 and taking approximately five years to complete, this additional build work under the UK government’s Project Gigabit programme will see the benefits of gigabit speed broadband services reach up to 45,000 additional premises in the area’s rural and hard-to-reach locations.
The modern fibre-only network we’re building is different from all existing infrastructure serving the area. It’s built from scratch to be faster and more reliable. Homes and businesses will have access to services of up to 1Gbps initially, with the network itself capable of up to 10Gbps in future.
Broadband packages will be provided and supported by well-known internet service providers, as well as a range of fresh names - often with something special to offer.
If we could build it overnight, we would, but these things take time. As we build, we’ll do our best to make sure everyone knows what to expect, when to expect it and where they can order from.
If you’re a resident or run a business in the area, it’s a good idea to check your address on our website from time to time in case plans change. We also recommend registering your interest with us – especially if you’re keen to benefit from your new network as soon as its available.
We’re busy surveying all the premises in scope of this project. Once complete, you’ll be able to check the status of your property at any time. Alternatively, enter your postcode now, register for updates and we’ll keep you updated.
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