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24 May 2023
Homes and businesses across Worcester can now access faster and more reliable internet services thanks to progress made by CityFibre, the UK’s largest independent Full Fibre platform.
Worcester is one of a growing number of locations in the UK to benefit from CityFibre’s nationwide Full Fibre rollout, which will bring new and better broadband infrastructure within reach of up to eight million UK homes and businesses.
In Worcester alone, CityFibre has invested £21m to make it one of the world’s best digitally connected communities. One year into the build, Warndon, Redhill, Spetchley and Woodgreen are among the growing list of completed areas.
The next areas earmarked for the rollout include Ronkswood, Fernhill and Brickfields. Once the town-wide rollout reaches completion in 2023, almost every home and business locally will have access to Full Fibre services from a choice of internet service providers.
Neal Wright, CityFibre’s Area Manager for Worcester said: “CityFibre has been making great progress in Worcester and people we've spoken to have been amazed at just how much Full Fibre we've put down in the last 12 months. We are seeing a high take-up of our Full Fibre in the Warndon area specifically and are delighted that residents are feeling the benefits of faster connectivity.”
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 symmetrical 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 people can depend on.
Construction is being delivered by Kier on behalf of CityFibre. The team is using a range of construction methods while working in close partnership with Worcester City Council, Worcester County Council and local communities to deliver a fast rollout while managing potential disruption.
As the network is completed in each neighbourhood, CityFibre will designate the homes ‘ready for service’, which means residents can choose to connect to Full Fibre-enabled broadband services when they go live in their area.
In Worcester, customers can sign up to launch partner Vodafone, on selected Vodafone Pro Broadband plans, as well as TalkTalk, Zen and Giganet with other providers expected to join the network soon.
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: www.cityfibre.com/residential
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