WORK BEGINS ON PROJECT GIGABIT ROLLOUT TO 45,000 HARD TO REACH HOMES ACROSS CAMBRIDGESHIRE
19 February 2024
Tens of thousands more homes and businesses across Coventry will be able to access full fibre connectivity now CityFibre has extended its build in the city.
CityFibre, the UK’s largest independent full fibre platform, is adding a further £12.5m to boost its original £60m investment in Coventry, which has already brought the best available connectivity within reach of tens of thousands of premises across the city.
Last month, CityFibre hit a major milestone in Coventry when it officially passed the halfway mark on its original build plan. Work is now currently underway in a number of locations across the city including Tile Hill, Allesley Village, Binley and Walsgrave.
Homes in Ash Green, Holbrooks, Keresley End and Radford as well as Longford, Stoke and Wyken are now ready for service, with customers already enjoying fast and reliable broadband services through Vodafone. Other services, including TalkTalk, are expected to join the network in the future, giving residents a choice of providers.
Callan Connect is delivering the project on CityFibre’s behalf. The team will continue to work closely with CityFibre and Coventry City Council to manage any disruption and use modern build techniques to ensure a fast and efficient roll out.
Leigh Hunt, CityFibre’s Regional Partnership Director and City Manager for Coventry, said: “We’re making huge strides in delivering full fibre to homes and businesses across Coventry, and we’re thrilled to now be bringing our best-in-class network to communities in the west of the city. The rolling out of full fibre infrastructure forms part of Coventry City Council’s COVID-19 recovery plan and will provide communities with the digital foundation they need to thrive today, tomorrow and in the decades to come.
“At CityFibre, we pride ourselves on being agile and flexible. There is clear demand for full fibre and we’re now working quickly to ensure premises in Westwood, Tile Hill and Allesley can access our network later this year.”
Full fibre networks, unlike many of the copper-based ‘fibre broadband’ services available today, 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 speeds of up to 1,000 Mbps for upload and download, 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.
CityFibre is working in partnership with Vodafone to supply FTTP (fibre-to-the-premises) infrastructure for its fibre broadband service. Consumer and small business customers can take advantage of this service on selected Vodafone Pro Broadband plans.
Residents interested in giving their home broadband a boost can find out more about the build and check whether services are live by visiting www.cityfibre.com/PR-Register
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