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7 September 2021: CityFibre, the UK’s largest independent full fibre platform, and Vfast have today announced an agreement that will bring reliable, Gigabit speed broadband services to homes and businesses in parts of Medway.
CityFibre is currently engaged in an up to £4billion Gigabit City Investment Programme and Vfast will be the latest consumer internet service provider to join its rapidly expanding open access networks.
CityFibre’s build is steadily gathering pace and services are expected to go live with Kent based ISP Vfast in January 2022.
The service will be delivered over Chatham and Gillingham’s full fibre network, which CityFibre is deploying as part of a £40million private investment that will bring next-generation digital connectivity within reach of almost every home and business in both towns. CityFibre began construction of the network in February this year.
Aideen Sadler, City Manager at CityFibre, said: “We are delighted to announce Vfast’s arrival in Chatham and Gillingham, offering an exciting and sought-after Gigabit broadband home service.
“We are proud of our network. It will help support Medway’s many communities as we adapt to living with Covid-19 which means they will have access to the fastest and most reliable broadband speeds in the UK.
“We look forward to seeing even more homes and businesses take advantage of this level of connectivity and what it can enable in the future.”
Benjamin Doherty, Chief Technical Officer of Vfast, said: “We’re thrilled to be working with CityFibre on its Kent expansion project. We will be offering pure fibre to the residents of Chatham and Gillingham, backed by Vfast’s first class support from our Kent based call centre.
“The appetite for consumer bandwidth is only growing and we are proud to be one of the ISPs at the fore front of this revolution.
“Our local network and local approach will provide customers with gigabit services, whilst allowing us to bring our services to a whole new audience.”
For more information about CityFibre’s investment in Chatham and Gillingham visit cityfibre.com/gigabit-cities.
To register interest in a service, visit cityfibre.com/gigabit-cities
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