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CityFibre starts work on March’s new infrastructure with £5m full fibre investment

Megan Robinson
January 11, 2022

Construction of the full fibre network is being delivered by Granemore Group on behalf of CityFibre while working in partnership with Fenland District Council and local communities to deliver a fast rollout

CityFibre has begun work to bring full fibre connectivity to thousands of homes and businesses in March and futureproof the town’s digital needs.

Once the network is live, services will be available from a range of broadband providers as across the UK, CityFibre is already working with Vodafone, TalkTalk, and Zen to deliver broadband services.

Full fibre networks are able to give consumers speeds of up to 1,000 Mbps for upload and download and provide reliable connectivity.

A full fibre connection boosts households and businesses and can make consumers more productive and innovative according to experts.

Leader of Fenland District Council Cllr Chris Boden said: “It is fantastic that CityFibre is now ready to start delivering its £5m infrastructure investment programme in March, which will deliver a town-wide network that will benefit residents, businesses and services alike.

“This is a once in a generation upgrade that will futureproof our network infrastructure at a time when connectivity has never been so important.”

Each area should take a few weeks to complete but construction teams will only be outside each home for two or three days.

Once the network is completed in each area, internet service providers will offer some of the fastest and best value broadband packages available. 

Regional partnership director and CityFibre’s city manager for March Rebecca Stephens added: “This is the start of an exciting new chapter for the town as it gets ready to thrive in the digital age. 

“It’s important to remember that any short-term disruption will pay off tremendously in the long-term – once the network’s built, it will serve the community’s connectivity needs for decades to come.”

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