SOLIHULL SET TO ENJOY MAJOR ECONOMIC BOOST FROM CITYFIBRE’S FULL FIBRE ROLLOUT
4 October 2022
Broadband users in the Quedgeley area are the first in Gloucester to benefit from the fastest, most reliable and highest capacity internet services available in the country.
CityFibre, the UK’s largest independent full fibre platform, has now completed its full fibre network rollout in the area, which means residents can now order services for installation.
'Switching on' Quedgeley marks another milestone in CityFibre’s £31m project, which aims to futureproof Gloucester by ensuring its network infrastructure is able to support its residents and businesses in an increasingly digital world.
Where CityFibre builds its full fibre networks, ISPs (Internet Service Providers) ‘light them up’ to deliver some of the fastest and best value broadband packages available. In Gloucester, residents can now take advantage of full fibre service through Vodafone, TalkTalk, IDNet, Fibrehop, Air Broadband, Zen Internet and Giganet.
Services are live in Quedgeley as well as parts of Podsmead, Tuffley and Hardwicke, with the rest of the city set to follow. Once the entire build has been completed, almost every home and business in Gloucester will have access to full fibre broadband.
Speaking of this latest milestone, Neil Madle, CityFibre’s City Manager for Gloucester, said: “We are really pleased to be offering people in Gloucester all the benefits Full Fibre connectivity has to offer, and we would like to thank the residents in the area who have been extremely patient with us as we have built our infrastructure. We now look forward to expanding our horizons and offering more people in the area the opportunity to connect to our network, unlocking unbeatable homeworking, home learning and digital entertainment experiences.”
Full fibre is currently available to less than 30 per cent of UK premises, making residents of Gloucester some of the first in the country to benefit from the best available digital communications technology in their homes.
Unlike many of the copper-based ‘fibre broadband’ services available today, full fibre networks use 100% fibre optic cables to carry data at light speed all the way from the home to the point of connection. This gives users consistently faster speeds for upload and download (up to 1,000 Mbps), near limitless bandwidth so everyone at home can work, study, stream or game simultaneously, 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.
Residents interested in taking a service can easily find out which providers are available to them by checking their postcode here.
Kier Group is delivering the construction programme on CityFibre’s behalf, with the build to be substantially completed in Gloucester by 2024.
For more information about CityFibre and its project in Gloucester, visit cityfibre.com/homes
With network projects in over 60 cities and construction underway to reach up to 8 million homes