CityFibre's primary-build in Kettering is now complete

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CityFibre's primary-build in Kettering is now complete

15 May 2024


CityFibre, the UK’s largest independent full fibre platform, has completed the primary-build of its full fibre network in Kettering. The new network is now 'ready for service’ to over 25,000 homes, about 86% of residential properties and most businesses. Kettering is the latest completed location in CityFibre’s nationwide rollout making it one of the best-connected locations in the country.

Construction began on the £17m project in 2022 and CityFibre has since laid 162km of dense full fibre infrastructure across the town. While the primary-build is now completed, CityFibre will continue to explore opportunities to reach more sites including new build properties, multi-dwelling units, homes on private or unadopted roads and business parks.

Residents in Kettering can now enjoy affordable, gigabit-capable, and reliable full fibre broadband from a range of internet service providers (ISPs) including launch partner Vodafone, as well as TalkTalk, IDNet, Zen and Giganet. Almost all homes passed by the network can now schedule a full fibre installation within five working days of placing an order. CityFibre’s network currently supports download and upload speeds of up to 2.5Gbps and is capable of supporting symmetrical speeds of up to 10Gbps.

Charlie Kitchin, CityFibre’s Partnership Manager for Kettering, said: “We’re thrilled to announce that the primary-build of our full fibre network in Kettering is now complete. With the UK’s best available digital infrastructure under its streets, residents can now enjoy seamless streaming with ample productivity and innovation benefits for the local economy. The rollout is an exciting step for Kettering’s connectivity, which will now benefit from faster and more reliable broadband.”

Phillip Hollobone, MP for Kettering, said: “CityFibre’s completion of its primary-build in Kettering is most welcome and marks a brand new chapter for the town. The advantages of full fibre connectivity will be invaluable, particularly when attracting new businesses and residents to the area. I look forward to continuing to work together and would like to thank everyone for their patience over the last couple of years.”

People interested in upgrading their home’s digital connection to full fibre can find out more here.