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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 Suffolk was awarded to CityFibre in June 2023 following a competitive process to identify the most suitable supplier, based on cost and quality.
In addition to its £74m investment, CityFibre will connect a minimum of 30 community centres for free and donate to local charities working to connect people, tackle loneliness and reduce health inequalities through innovative digital solutions.
The work planned under this contract will extend the network CityFibre has been building in Suffolk since 2020, including Ipswich, Bury St Edmonds and Lowestoft.
With first connections expected by summer 2024, and taking around 5 years to complete, the additional build work under the UK government’s Project Gigabit programme will bring the benefits of gigabit speed broadband services reach around 80,000 additional premises in the region’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 symmetrical services of up to 2.5Gbps, 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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