Full Fibre Internet to Arrive in Bournemouth
CityFibre invests £38million to bring full fibre internet to Bournemouth.
03:38 05 February 2020
Full fibre internet is coming to Bournemouth soon, thanks to CityFibre’s £38million investment into the town.
Chief executive Greg Mesch said that Christchurch and Poole would be among the first to get the service, which delivers up to one gigabit of data per second. It also delivers the internet to cell sites to form the “backbone” of the 5G network.
He said: “We’re investing £38m into just Bournemouth alone and we’re prepared to up that investment into Poole and Christchurch and to make it somewhere in the neighbourhood of, I think, about £75m-£80m.
“We just need the cities to understand what we’re doing is bringing a competitive force that will help you and your citizens have a richer life, better industrial output, raise your GDP and sustain you for the next 100 years.”
Mr Merch said that the programme can help generate at least 1,000 jobs. “It’s a really simple formula. Once a full fibre network is in place, there is ‘spark’, meaning we are going to reduce the price and give you more,” he said.
“If you do that spark, every economist says it should increase GDP sustainably for at least a decade by one percentage point. If you talk about your city, that’s 1,000 jobs, that’s 100 business starts right there.”