Havant set for Full Fibre boost as part of CityFibre £17m network rollout

City communications

Havant set for Full Fibre boost as part of CityFibre £17m network rollout

25 May 2022

Havant image

CityFibre, the UK’s largest independent full fibre platform, has named Havant as the next location in line for a multi-million-pound investment in its digital infrastructure – a move that will see it join the nation’s growing list of full fibre enabled communities.

CityFibre is set to commence its £17m investment in a new network across the Havant, Emsworth, Southbourne and Westbourne areas that will bring fast and reliable full fibre-enabled internet services within reach of every home and business in these neighbourhoods. Construction work is being delivered by CCN on behalf of CityFibre.


As work 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 delivered by a range of service providers when they go live in their area.

Nationally, CityFibre is building new and better digital infrastructure for up to eight million homes and businesses through its up to £4bn Gigabit City Investment Programme. Full fibre networks, unlike many of the copper-based ‘fibre broadband’ services available today, use 100% fibre optic technology 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 (up to 1,000 Mbps), near limitless bandwidth and connectivity users can depend on.

A full fibre connection also goes far beyond simply enabling access to the latest entertainment at lightning speed. As an essential digital utility, full fibre boosts households and businesses alike, with experts saying it will drive a range of economic benefits, such as making us more productive and innovative.

As Area Manager, Jonathan Russell will lead the delivery of the Havant project. Jonathan will be responsible for ensuring works are delivered efficiently and considerately, while also acting as the main point of contact for all stakeholders.

He said: “The next chapter in Havant’s story starts here. Our builders will soon get to work– and we think people will be amazed by the difference it will make, both now and for generations to come.

“Havant borough is currently the third worst mainland local authority area in the UK for fibre broadband coverage, with only 1.8 per cent of properties passed by full fibre. Our investment will change that, and we cannot wait for residents and businesses to see what is possible with digital connectivity, which moves us forward into the future.”

When the network goes live services will be available from an increasing range of broadband providers. Across the UK, CityFibre is already working nationally with launch partner Vodafone, TalkTalk, Zen and Giganet.

Residents interested in giving their home broadband a boost can find out more about the build and register their interest here.