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24 May 2023
Internet users across Eastbourne are now able to connect their homes and businesses to the best digital infrastructure available thanks to progress made by CityFibre, the UK’s largest independent full fibre platform, on the town’s new digital infrastructure rollout.
CityFibre has now made the majority of homes in the Hampden Park, Ratton, Old Town and Upperton areas ‘ready for service’, which means residents can choose to connect to full fibre-enabled broadband services if they are live in their area.
In Eastbourne, customers can now sign up to TalkTalk and Zen, with Vodafone, No One and Surf Fibre set to go live soon, and other providers expected to join the network in the future.
The rollout is currently progressing into new areas across Eastbourne, including the seafront. Once the town-wide rollout reaches completion in 2024, almost every home and business locally will have access to full fibre services from a choice of internet service providers.
Speaking of this latest milestone, Adrian Smith, CityFibre’s City Manager for Eastbourne, said: “CityFibre has been making great progress in Eastbourne and people we've spoken to have been amazed at just how much fibre we've put down in the last fourteen months. Reaching this latest milestone means residents can now start to benefit from this digital investment that will future-proof their connectivity for decades to come and we would like to thank them for their patience during this project.”
Eastbourne is one of a growing number of locations in the UK to benefit from CityFibre’s £4bn Gigabit City investment programme which will bring new and better broadband infrastructure within reach of up to eight million homes and businesses nationwide. In Eastbourne alone, CityFibre is investing £26m to make it one of the world’s best digitally connected communities.
Unlike copper-based ‘fibre broadband’ services available today, full fibre networks use 100% fibre optic cables to carry data at lightning speed all the way from the home to the point of connection. This gives users consistently faster speeds for upload and download (up to 1,000 Mbps), near limitless bandwidth so everyone at home can work, study, stream or game simultaneously, while providing connectivity users can depend on.
Construction is being delivered by Lanes-i on behalf of CityFibre. The team is using a range of construction methods while working in close partnership with East Sussex County Council and Eastbourne Borough Council as well as local communities to deliver a fast rollout while managing potential disruption.
Residents interested in giving their home broadband a boost can find out more about the build, pre-register their interest and find out when new ISPs join at https://cityfibre.com/homes
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