WORK BEGINS ON PROJECT GIGABIT ROLLOUT TO 45,000 HARD TO REACH HOMES ACROSS CAMBRIDGESHIRE
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7 July 2021: The rollout of district-wide Full Fibre networks in Adur & Worthing has taken a major leap forward thanks to an agreement between CityFibre, the UK’s largest independent Full Fibre platform, and Worthing Homes.
CityFibre is investing £25m to bring the fastest, most reliable digital connectivity to the area and this new partnership with Worthing Homes means residents living in properties owned and managed by the provider will be among the first to access Full Fibre broadband connectivity capable of gigabit speeds.
CityFibre has continued to make swift progress on the district-wide rollout with this new partnership ensuring the project can continue to go ahead smoothly and reach social housing sites as well as other homes and businesses in the area.
Broadband users in Goring, Tarring and Salvington are now among the first to access Full Fibre services, with plans to progress build towards Broadwater in the latter half of this year. Once the entire build has been completed in 2023, almost every home and business in Adur & Worthing will have access to Full Fibre broadband.
Full Fibre networks are recognised as the digital infrastructure of the future for both homes and businesses. With near unlimited bandwidth, Full Fibre will ensure households can utilise the latest smart home technology, stream entertainment across multiple devices and make it easier to work from home, with virtually no buffering or lagging.
Speaking of this latest milestone, Adrian Smith, CityFibre’s City Manager for Adur & Worthing, said: “Over the last year, our broadband connections have truly been a lifeline as we adapt to new ways of working, socialising and entertaining. We are looking forward to connecting more and more members of the community to our network so they can reap benefits that come with a first-class and future-proof Full Fibre connection.
“This agreement with Worthing Homes will help us to take the next step forward in the digital transformation of the area, making it one of the best-connected districts in the country. I must say, it’s heartening to hear feedback from residents already benefiting from gigabit-speed connectivity and seeing first-hand the difference it can make to their lives.”
In Adur & Worthing, services will be available from an increasing range of broadband providers. Zen Internet, TalkTalk and No One, the residential offering from Trunk Broadband, are now providing broadband services to the first residents connected to the new CityFibre network. Giganet and other internet service providers (ISPs) are set to join the network soon, giving customers a choice of providers. Check your postcode now to see if you can access CityFibre’s Full Fibre network.
CCN Communications Ltd is delivering the project on CityFibre’s behalf. The team is working closely with CityFibre, Adur & Worthing Council and West Sussex County Council to manage any disruption and using modern build techniques to ensure a fast and efficient rollout.
As progress continues, CityFibre is committed to keeping local businesses and residents fully up-to-date on plans for each community, as well as highlighting the benefits that access to full fibre will bring to all.
To register your interest in securing a full fibre broadband service, visit cityfibre.com/residential
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CityFibre is the UK’s third national digital infrastructure platform. With existing networks in more than 60 towns and cities, CityFibre provides wholesale connectivity to multiple business and consumer service providers, local authorities and mobile operators.
CityFibre has network rollouts underway with plans to pass up to 8 million homes and businesses with open-access full fibre infrastructure. A growing number of Gigabit City projects have been announced for full-city rollouts and CityFibre continues to prime its existing network assets for expansion.
CityFibre is based in London and is jointly controlled by Antin Infrastructure Partners and West Street Infrastructure Partners.
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