CityFibre to invest £2.5 million in gigabit rollout

An extra five million UK homes across 37 towns and cities are set to benefit.


Fibre optic broadband provider CityFibre has announced they’re to invest £2.5 billion into a new plan to bring gigabit services to an extra five million UK homes.

Several next-generation full-fibre networks will be constructed in 37 different towns and cities across the country to replace the existing copper infrastructure.

Edinburgh, Stirling, Coventry and Huddersfield are just a few examples of the places which’ll be targeted this year with others like Cambridge, Leeds and Southend-On-Sea set to follow sometime in 2019.

Not only will it provide a much-needed broadband boost for homes and businesses, but also an excellent opportunity for ISPs to expand their own subscriber base in the area.

The London-based provider said that the project would meet a third of the government’s target to bring full-fibre connectivity to 15 million homes by 2025.

"Our rollout will soon bring to scale an innovative wholesale network, providing internet service providers and mobile network operators with greater choice and unrivalled technical capabilities, benefitting all sectors of the market," said Greg Mesch, Chief Executive of CityFibre. 

Source: Insider Media Limited 

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