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Cityfibre Waives up to GBP2500 in Fibre Optic Connection Fees

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015 (9:47 am) - Score 944
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Cityfibre, which is deploying ultrafast Gigabit-capable fibre optic (FTTP) broadband networks across a growing number of UK cities, has moved to soften the loss of the Government’s Connection Voucher scheme by waiving their connections fees for three weeks.

Last week the Government announced that their Connection Voucher scheme was to be suspended because the funding had dried up (here). Sadly the not entirely unexpected loss also left some business in limbo over their plans.

The vouchers gifted grants worth up to £3,000 to help smaller businesses across 50 UK cities to get a superfast broadband service installed. Naturally the schemes suspension impacted Cityfibre, which has today responded by offering businesses a free connection (up to £2,500) to its pure fibre networks in Aberdeen, Coventry, Edinburgh, Huddersfield, Peterborough and York.

James Thomas, Cityfibre’s Director of Operations, said:

We were great supporters of the government’s connection voucher scheme as a catalyst to encourage businesses to upgrade to ultra-fast services and more modern pure fibre networks.

We are delighted to be able to help those businesses that have missed out on the voucher, giving them a final chance to get connected to transformational services on future-proof pure fibre infrastructure in the cities we serve.”

Overall some 55,000 business should technically be within reach of Cityfibre’s fibre optic network and related connection fees can sometimes cost anything up to £2500, depending on property location (e.g. if other nearby properties have already had the service installed then it may cost considerably less).

All interested businesses are able to register their interest in the offer by visiting http://www.cityfibre.com/connectfree. All registered businesses are subject to survey and if eligible, details will be passed to Cityfibre’s ISP partners to follow-up.

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3 Responses
  1. Avatar Jeff

    This isn’t a shock though? Some providers have offered this since the voucher was coming to an end. Origin Broadband for example are waiving installs, the problem is the ECC side by openreach. We will wait for FTTC.

  2. Avatar Big Boaby

    This is nothing new unless a 12 month contract.

  3. Avatar Rory

    That picture titled “Fibre Optic Cables” looks more like copper drop wire.

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