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CityFibre has announced a major expansion of its partnership with Air Broadband, which will see the residential ISP and smart home specialist extend its Full Fibre broadband services to hundreds of thousands more homes over 10 new CityFibre networks.
The announcement builds on Air Broadband’s successful launch of gigabit Full Fibre broadband services to residents in Ipswich, Cambridge, Bury St Edmunds and Lowesoft over CityFibre’s state-of-the-art networks this year. Services went live in Derby on June 21.
Strong consumer demand and take-up has now triggered the expansion of its rollout to people in Solihull, Gloucester, Cheltenham, Chester, Worcester, Preston, Blackpool, Derby, Norwich and Nottingham over the coming months.
Air Broadband joins a growing number of regional and local ISPs to offer affordable, reliable and symmetrical gigabit-speed Full Fibre broadband to local communities over CityFibre’s rapidly expanding national network.
CityFibre’s nationwide build programme is expected to be substantially completed by 2025 and will address approximately a third of the UK market including at least 8 million homes, 800,000 businesses, 400,000 public sector sites and 250,000 5G access points.
Rob Hamlin, CityFibre’s Chief Commercial Officer, said: “We’re delighted that Air Broadband has chosen CityFibre and our networks to support the expansion of its Full Fibre broadband services.
“We’re proud to be offering a new, world-class digital infrastructure platform for ISPs, that providing them with the products they need to build differentiated and market-leading services for consumers.”
Andrew Glover, CEO of Air Broadband, said: “Air Broadband is pleased that our recently launched broadband services, powered by the CityFibre network, in Bury St Edmunds, Cambridge, Ipswich and Lowestoft have been well received with our customers.
“They appreciate that Air Broadband is an approachable company that provides very high levels of customer service.
“Building on our success, we are delighted to announce that we are providing these services to a further ten towns and cities across the UK. It is a significant step in the development of Air Broadband and demonstrates our commitment to becoming a leading ISP within the fibre broadband market.”
To find out more about accessing Full Fibre broadband services over CityFibre's networks, visit www.cityfibre.com
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