90,000 homes in Wolverhampton among the best connected in the UK

City communications

90,000 homes in Wolverhampton among the best connected in the UK

25 April 2024

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Over 90,000 residents in Wolverhampton are now able to access some of the fastest and most reliable internet services available in the UK, thanks to a new full fibre network being laid by CityFibre.

The UK’s largest independent full fibre platform has completed its rollout across several areas of the city, where homes and businesses have been designated ‘Ready For Service'. This 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 Wolverhampton 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, Bashir Ahmed, CityFibre’s Partnership Manager for Wolverhampton, said: “We’re thrilled to have over 90,000 premises in Wolverhampton Ready For Service, offering people across the city all the benefits of full fibre connectivity. We would also like to thank residents for their patience as we have rolled out this essential digital infrastructure and we hope to see more people in the area unlock seamless homeworking, streaming and gaming. Our investment in Wolverhampton’s digital foundations is set to benefit the local community for years to come.”

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 Wolverhampton, 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.