CityFibre Leeds Update
CityFibre committed to providing fast and reliable internet access for business leaders and homeowners.
10:48 28 May 2019
CityFibre is set to implement a £150million project to bring fast and reliable internet access to Leeds and Huddersfield. The firm has appointed locally-based Kim Johnston and Stephen Moore as new city development managers for the deployment of a new full fibre digital infrastructure.
The work on a £30million Huddersfield project has already begun to extend the existing full fibre network with the goal to provide unlimited bandwidth and internet speeds of up to 1000Mbps to residents and businesses by 2021.
The Leeds project, which is backed by £120million private investment, will see the construction of six new data centres across the city. The rollout is also expected to be extended to additional nine locations in Yorkshire.
Ms Johnston, CDM for Leeds, said: “I feel passionate about my home city of Leeds and am excited to be working with CityFibre to bring full fibre connectivity across the city.
“I am a strong advocate for community engagement, digital inclusion and partnerships to help make Leeds the best city to live, work and visit.”
“I’ll be collaborating closely with Leeds City Council to ensure a successful rollout and ensure the local community is kept informed at every stage of the process.”
Mr Moore, CDM for Huddersfield, said: “Huddersfield has much to gain from fresh investment in its broadband infrastructure.
“I am thrilled to be joining CityFibre and would like to thank Kirklees Council and the wider community for the support that they have provided to date, which has helped to set the project off to a fantastic start.”
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