100,000 homes across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole among the best connected in the UK

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100,000 homes across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole among the best connected in the UK

29 February 2024

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Over 100,000 residents across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole are now able to access some of the fastest and most reliable internet services available in the UK, thanks to a new network being laid by CityFibre, the UK’s largest independent full fibre platform.

Homes across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole have been designated 'Ready For Service' which means residents can now choose to connect to the best available digital connectivity once live in their area. This is the latest milestone in CityFibre’s Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole project, as it aims to future-proof communications networks for generations to come, to support growing data consumption in an increasingly online world.

Speaking of the project, Adrian Smith, CityFibre’s Partnership Manager for Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole, said: “It’s a pleasure to be able to provide the people of Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole all the benefits full fibre connectivity has to offer. We would like to thank residents for their patience as we have rolled out this essential digital infrastructure. From here, we hope to see more people in the area unlock seamless homeworking, streaming and learning.”

Full fibre networks use 100% fibre optics to carry data at light speed all the way from the home to the point of connection. This gives users speeds of up to 2.5 Gbps for upload and download, near limitless bandwidth and reliable connectivity.

In Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole customers can already connect to the new network and benefit from full fibre-enabled broadband from a choice of providers, including UK launch partner, Vodafone on selected Vodafone Pro Broadband plans, TalkTalk, IDNet, Giganet and Zen. Other providers are expected to join the network soon.

People interested in upgrading their home’s digital connection to full fibre can find out more about the build, register their interest or find available providers here.