CityFibre introduces Matt Vickers MP to full fibre works future-proofing Stockton’s digital connectivity

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CityFibre introduces Matt Vickers MP to full fibre works future-proofing Stockton’s digital connectivity

4 January 2023

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With construction of Stockton’s full fibre network well underway, CityFibre, the UK’s largest independent full fibre platform, recently welcomed Matt Vickers MP for a tour of the works, giving him a closer look at the £28m project.

During the visit, representatives from CityFibre introduced Mr Vickers to full fibre network technology and provided demonstrations of the typical build process, including excavation and reinstatement.

Full fibre networks, unlike the majority of the digital infrastructure accessible to households today, use 100% fibre optic infrastructure to carry data at light speed all the way from the home to the point of connection. This gives users speeds of up to 1,000 Mbps for upload and download, near limitless bandwidth and reliable connectivity.

Speaking of the tour, Steph Carter-Smith, Area Manager for Stockton said: “Our vision for Stockton is really starting to take shape. It has been a pleasure to show Mr Vickers our progress so far and it’s great to have his support for the work we’re doing to bring full fibre to the town – we cannot wait for more and more residents to get connected.”

Commenting on CityFibre’s £28 million project, Matt Vickers, MP for Stockton, said: “It was fantastic to see first-hand the progress being made on the delivery of this project, and to learn about the work which goes into delivering infrastructure of this scale. The potential benefits which this investment will bring to Stockton are massive and it is very exciting to see the build progressing.”

Locally, the rollout is being completed by CityFibre’s build partner, Ociusnet. The team is working closely with Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council and local communities to ensure any disruption is managed safely and efficiently.

In Stockton, services are currently available from Vodafone, on selected Vodafone Pro Broadband plans, as well as IDNet, Giganet, Yayzi, Air Broadband, No One and Octaplus, with other providers 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, pre-register their interest and ensure they are updated on service availability here.