Blackpool CityFibre Broadband
CityFibre to bring next-generation broadband to Blackpool following a major investment.
10:45 16 March 2021
Blackpool residents and businesses will soon gain access to next-generation broadband as part of CityFibre’s bigger project of upgrading the UK’s legacy networks with gigabit-capable full-fibre connectivity. The infrastructure will give residents access to the UK’s fastest broadband services and is expected to boost business productivity for various industries.
CityFibre has confirmed that detailed planning is already underway to ensure that the network is designed to address Blackpool’s current and future demands. Upon completion, the network will provide a platform for the roll-out of 5G mobile services as well as a new generation of “smart city” applications.
Steve Thorpe, the appointed City Manager to spearhead delivery of the Blackpool project, said: “CityFibre is making major strides in the North West when it comes to enabling towns and cities with gigabit-capable broadband and Blackpool is next in line to reap the benefits of this transformative technology.
“As we’ve all seen over the past year, digital technology is increasingly important for maintaining connections. Full Fibre will not only help make that simpler than ever, but it will also support smart home technology and allow people to work from home with ease. We must also turn our attention to digital connectivity’s pivotal role in growing and protecting the local economy and businesses as we navigate our way through the on-going pandemic.”