Broadband Boost for Norwich
CityFibre confirms plans to invest £50million to install full fibre broadband in Norwich.
07:29 07 July 2020
CityFibre could bring full fibre broadband to more than 100,000 homes and properties in Norwich. The firm, which is the UK's alternative provider of wholesale fibre network infrastructure, has confirmed plans to invest £50million to install fibre optic cables across the city so residents can enjoy speeds of up to 1,000 megabits per second. The service also offers unlimited bandwidth and improved reliability.
Alan Waters, leader of the city council, said: "Norwich is an amazing city for people to live, work in and enjoy.
"The successful cities of the future will need to be digitally connected so that everyone can take advantage of the benefits that it brings.
"As a regional capital, Norwich needs to be on the front foot. There is a really exciting opportunity and we need to welcome it."
Charles Kitchin, CityFibre's city manager for Norwich, said: "We are looking forward to bringing gigabit-capable full fibre connectivity to Norwich.
"Our network will transform and future-proof Norwich's digital landscape, standing the city in good stead for future investment and growth."
The work to install fibre network in Norwich is expected to start at the end of this year. Once set up, the first batches of homes and buildings connected to the network will be able to go live in June next year.