Broadband specialist CityFibre has unveiled a new £2million plan to extend its network to thousands of homes in Yaxley.
Work at Yaxley will be carried out by the Granemore Group and will work closely with CityFibre, Cambridgeshire County Council and Huntingdonshire District Council to manage any disruption and use modern construction techniques to ensure rapid and efficient deployment.
Rebecca Stephens, Regional Partnership Manager for CityFibre, said, “Having completed the primary construction of our Full Fiber network in Peterborough, we are delighted to see so many residents and businesses already benefiting from reliable, super-fast Internet service.
“Now even more people in the region will have access to the best digital connectivity available thanks to our new deployment in Yaxley.
“Full Fiber technology is vital to the UK’s long-term economic growth, as it will help drive productivity and innovation.
“We are delighted to be able to bring our best network to Yaxley, which will ensure the sustainability of the region’s digital infrastructure for generations to come.”
She said villagers would be able to access faster and more reliable fully fiber-enabled internet services from a growing choice of internet service providers, including launch partner Vodafone, TalkTalk, Zen, IDNet and Giganet.
Full Fiber networks, unlike many copper-based “broadband fiber” services available today, use 100% fiber optic cables to transport data at the speed of light from the home to the connection point. This gives users speeds of up to 1000 Mbps for uploading and downloading and almost unlimited bandwidth.
Shailesh Vara, MP for North West Cambridgeshire, said: “I am delighted that CityFibre is starting construction in Yaxley.
“The rollout will play an important role in bringing communities together through super-fast digital technology.
“CityFibre is committed to unlocking the full potential of a fiber optic network. The next stage of its program will bring faster broadband to businesses, educational establishments and healthcare providers in Yaxley, a service already provided to residents of Peterborough.
Councilor Sarah Conboy, Leader of Huntingdonshire District Council, said: ‘This investment will provide a network in Yaxley which will benefit residents and businesses.
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