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CityFibre UK Expand Milton Keynes FTTP Rollout by 7,000 Homes

Thursday, April 15th, 2021 (10:37 am) - Score 768
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CityFibre has announced that their £40m roll-out of a new 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network in the Buckinghamshire town of Milton Keynes, which was substantially completed at the end of last year (i.e. they still had a bit left to do), is to be expanded to reach an additional 7,000 homes.

The project forms part of the operator’s wider £4bn investment programme, which ultimately aims to cover 1 million UK premises with their alternative FTTP network by the end of 2021 (almost 650,000 have already been reached) and then 8 million premises across 285 cities, towns and villages – c.30% of the UK (here). The latter target is expected to be “substantially completed” by the end of 2025.

NOTE: Cityfibre is being supported by various ISPs, such as Vodafone (Gigafast Broadband), TalkTalk, Zen Internet, Giganet and others, but they aren’t all live or available in every location yet. The operator usually aims to cover 85%+ of premises in each town or city they target.

At present around 80% of homes in the town, which was one of CityFibre’s original launch locations, can already access the new network via several ISPs including Vodafone, TalkTalk and Fibrehop. The operator’s existing civil engineering contractor, Granemore Group, will continue to deliver Phase Two of the ongoing project.

Jean Gowin, CityFibre’s City Manager for Milton Keynes, said:

“I’m delighted that we are able to build a second phase here in Milton Keynes to follow on from our original £40m investment. This will mean extending our Full Fibre network to include even more homes, ensuring Milton Keynes remains one of the leading and best-connected cities in the UK.

Resident experience from those already connected and enjoying gigabit speeds has fuelled a huge demand for even more full fibre across the city and we’re now working quickly to ensure additional premises can also benefit from connecting to our network later this year.”

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