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19 October 2023
With construction of Kettering’s full fibre network well underway, CityFibre, the UK’s largest independent full fibre platform, welcomed Philip Hollobone MP for a tour of the works, giving him a closer look at the £17m project.
During the visit, representatives from CityFibre introduced Mr. Hollobone 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 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, James Cushing, Area Manager for Kettering at CityFibre, said: “We’re extremely proud of our roll out in Kettering, and it has been a pleasure to show Mr. Hollobone the progress so far in bringing full fibre connectivity to the town.
“It’s brilliant to have his support, along with the support of the local community, as we work to make Kettering one of the best-connected towns in the world. Thousands of homes are already able to connect to the network and we look forward to bringing this step change in connectivity to the wider area as soon as possible.”
Commenting on the progress of CityFibre’s £17m project, Philip Hollobone, MP for Kettering, said: “I’m pleased that CityFibre is investing in a vital infrastructure upgrade in Kettering, which in the long term, has the potential to bring a great number of benefits to businesses and residents in the town.
“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.”
Locally, the rollout is being completed by CityFibre’s build partner, Granemore. The team is working closely with North Northamptonshire Council and local communities to ensure any disruption is managed safely and efficiently.
In Kettering, services are currently available from Vodafone, Giganet and many more, 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.
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