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Cityfibre Preps New 1Gbps FTTP Network for Businesses in Wakefield

Thursday, July 27th, 2017 (12:07 pm) - Score 483
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Fibre optic developer Cityfibre has today announced that they’re teaming up with internet service provider NGC Networks in order to support a 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Premise (FTTP) based broadband and Ethernet network in the West Yorkshire city of Wakefield.

Readers with a keen eye will recall that Wakefield’s existing dark fibre optic network was one of those that Cityfibre acquired from KCOM at the end of 2015 (here), which the operator now aims to commercialise and use to connect local businesses in the city. NGC Networks is also partnering with the operator in order to help deliver Gigabit speeds to businesses in Bradford and Huddersfield.

Jason Petrou-Brown, Cityfibre’s Senior Business Manager for the North, said:

“We are thrilled to be working with NGC Networks as we transform the UK’s digital infrastructure. Yorkshire’s Gigabit City networks are already playing an important role in the growth of the region by boosting businesses efficiencies, encouraging digital skill development and driving investment.

Our new partnership with NGC will enable even more businesses in the region to realise the benefits of full-fibre connectivity.”

At this stage Cityfibre hasn’t provided much detail on their network plan for Wakefield, although they’re expected to release more information during late September and are aiming to promote the service to local firms with a special event on 19th October 2017.

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