CityFibre, the leading alternative provider of wholesale full fibre infrastructure in the UK confirmed 14 further towns and cities are being planned and mobilised for full fibre deployment.
They are set to join its ‘Gigabit City Club’ and form the next phase in CityFibre’s £2.5bn investment plan to bring competitive full fibre infrastructure to at least five million homes, more than 20% of the UK market.
The cities announced are Batley, Bradford, Derby, Dewsbury, Doncaster, Inverness, Ipswich, Leicester, Lowestoft, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Rotherham, Slough, Swindon and Worthing. CityFibre has commenced network design and is already investing in each location, extending its existing full fibre spine infrastructure serving schools, hospitals and council offices, to reach nearly every home and business.
This announcement adds over one million homes and businesses to the million already covered by the 12 Gigabit Cities previously announced.
Greg MEsch, CEO, CityFibre
Our rollout to five million homes is gathering momentum. We have now confirmed 26 locations and over two million homes in our programme. We are investing, we are building, and we are connecting customers to networks of the future.