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ISP Pure Broadband Joins Cityfibre’s UK Full Fibre Network

Thursday, January 21st, 2021 (10:18 am) - Score 2,400
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UK ISP Pure Broadband has today become the latest provider to join Cityfibre’s growing national Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network, which will enable them to take a wholesale service and thus launch gigabit-capable internet packages across a number of initial UK towns and cities during early 2021.

Cityfibre is currently investing £4bn (here and here) to deploy their FTTP network to cover around 1 million premises by the end of 2021 and then 8 million across 100+ cities and towns (c.30% of the UK) – the latter target is expected to be “substantially completed” by the end of 2025 (depending upon how they define ‘substantially’).

A good number of UK ISPs have already joined their network, such as Vodafone (Gigafast Broadband), TalkTalk and Zen Internet among others, although at launch they aren’t all live or available in every one of the towns and cities being covered.

The same is true for Pure Broadband, which will initially only offer packages to people in the North in Doncaster, Rotherham, Barnsley, Bradford, Sheffield, Halifax, Batley & Dewsbury, Leeds and Huddersfield. But unlike some other ISPs they have at least given us an indication of pricing with this announcement.

Adrian Bolster, MD of Purebroadband, said:

“We’re delighted to be offering Gigabit-capable broadband services in nine new locations across the North. With speeds from 35Mbps to 900Mbps, we offer a range of packages with prices starting from £22 a month for full fibre broadband. We also offer customers flexibility with a choice of contract lengths.

It’s our goal to provide ultra-fast, reliable full fibre internet to as many households as possible and joining CityFibre’s network will help us to achieve this. The partnership comes at an exciting time as we undergo a full rebrand, new website and office relocation.”

We should point out that Purebroadband also offers services over some other alternative networks, such as KCOM and OFNL. A page with more details is due to go live later today: http://www.purebroadband.net/cityfibre.

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13 Responses
  1. Avatar Another User says:

    Any clues as to the price for a 900 service? Zen are £40 on CityFibre.

    1. Avatar Flatcap says:

      A quick check on their website shows the following:

      900/50 is £79pm
      1000/1000 is £80pm

    2. Mark Jackson Mark Jackson says:

      Be aware you could be picking up the prices for their other FTTP networks in different areas, since the Cityfibre ones don’t appear to be live for them yet.

    3. Avatar Jaak Cheshire says:

      Pricing to be released very soon guys, the pricing on this thread is for offerings on different networks

    4. Avatar Winston Smith says:

      For the vast majority of people, Virgin’s speeds (upload and download) are more than ample. Price is the only pressure they’re likely to feel.

  2. Avatar Optical says:

    All we want now is for Sky to join.

  3. Avatar Dave says:

    This is really going to put pressure on Virgin to up their game, I wonder how difficult it is for their network to offer asymmetric gigabit?

    1. Avatar Dave says:

      That should say ‘symmetric’ 😀

    2. Avatar Dave says:

      *symmetric

    3. Avatar CarlT says:

      At a guesstimate 100GBP+ per premises passed on the old network, much less on the full FTTP network.

      1.5 billion, say?

  4. Avatar Anthony Goodman says:

    If you are (lucky enough) to be in an area that has Virgin, Openreach and Cityfibre FTTP I honestly cannot see any reason whatsoever for you to go with anything else but CityFibre. The prices and speeds you get knock the others into oblivion.

    For example TalkTalk are offering 900 up and down unlimited for £27 a month under CityFibre. That is unreal

    1. Avatar Anna says:

      I was in an area where VM were in the next road but not the one I was looking to move to – Only fast speed I could get was Giganet at a minimum of £300 a month for 100/100 – now CF are doing half of the town but not that part

      I hope that changes. The house will be up for rent again in 12 months

  5. Avatar Bebo says:

    Pity no one thinks about Cheadle staffs left in the dark ages again.

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