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CityFibre Invest GBP15m to Build FTTP Broadband in Great Yarmouth

Thursday, May 12th, 2022 (10:51 am) - Score 480
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CityFibre has announced that they will invest £15m to rollout their new gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP network across “nearly every” home and business in the Norfolk seaside town of Great Yarmouth. Construction work on the new full fibre network is planned to “begin this winter“.

The new deployment will form part of the operator’s wider £4bn investment programme, which has so far enabled their full fibre network to cover 1.5 million UK premises – with 1.3m ‘Ready For Service‘ via a supporting ISP (here). The main aim of this build is to have 8 million premises “substantially completed” – across around 285 cities, towns and villages (c.30% of the UK) – by the end of 2025 (here).

NOTE: Cityfibre is supported by various ISPs, such as Vodafone (Gigafast Broadband), TalkTalk (Future Fibre), Zen Internet, Giganet and others, but they aren’t all live or available in every location.. yet.

Sadly, little is currently known about which areas will be the first to benefit or what contractor is likely to be picked to support the build, but that information will no doubt surface in a few months’ time.

Charles Kitchin, CityFibre’s Local Area Manager, said:

“The next chapter in Great Yarmouth’s story starts here. Our builders will soon get to work on a town-wide full fibre network – and we think people will be blown away by the difference it will make, both now and for generations to come. We cannot wait for residents and businesses to see what is possible with digital connectivity that propels you forward rather than holds you back.”

However, CityFibre won’t be the only gigabit-capable broadband operator in town, with Virgin Media already holding wide coverage over the area and Openreach being in the process of expanding their existing FTTP deployments.

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