Full Fibre Broadband Coming to Poole and Dorset
CityFibre to bring extra-fast full fibre broadband to additional 36 towns and cities.
05:20 12 March 2020
Poole and Christchurch are set to get extra-fast full fibre broadband - thanks to the £4billion Gigabit City programme that has already delivered the service at the Bournemouth Council Area.
CityFibre confirms that the work to connect homes and businesses in Poole and Dorset will begin by the end of this year at the latest. The construction contracts are set to be awarded to chosen partners this July.
Lucy Cooper, CityFibre’s city manager for the Bournemouth area, said: “It gives me great pleasure to be able to start planning our expansion into Poole and Christchurch aligning us with the council’s newly merged footprint.
“The construction of our full fibre network will help support the local area in many ways, from creating long term employment, to providing world-class digital infrastructure to businesses and residents, in addition to the environmental benefits that come with better connections over a passive full fibre network.
“Our Gigabit City Investment Programme expansion of 36 additional locations is evidence of the commitment CityFibre has made to the region, as well as the rest of the UK.”
Greg Mesch, chief executive of CityFibre, said: “Britain’s need for a world-class digital infrastructure has never been greater which is why we stand firmly behind the government’s plan for nationwide coverage by 2025.
“Full fibre will play a critical role in levelling-up the UK and so today we are accelerating our plans, bringing full fibre to more towns and cities, even faster.”