Lowestoft Digital Transformation
Work to install new ultrafast broadband is Lowestoft is progressing as expected.
01:22 14 June 2020
CityFibre, the UK's largest alternative provider of fibre network infrastructure, is investing £14million to replace Lowestoft ageing copper-based networks with gigabit-capable full fibre connectivity. Work is underway in the Harbour and Normanston as CityFibre continues to expand the nation's digital capacity. Meanwhile, work on other roads such as Commercial and Denmark Roads, is progressing as expected.
The firm is working closely with Suffolk County Council, East Suffolk Council and local communities to deploy the network quickly and ensure a fast rollout. Once activated, the network will be made accessible to an increasing range of broadband providers.
Charles Kitchin, CityFibre's City Manager for Lowestoft, said: "Full fibre connectivity and the next generation broadband services will transform the lives of people in Lowestoft.
"As well as enhancing our home lives, CityFibre's full fibre network will give the town's business community the platform they need to realise their growth ambitions.
"By connecting properties at up to 1,000Mbps, we're putting Lowestoft firmly in the top tier of all UK towns and cities for connectivity and establishing it as a globally competitive digital destination."
Stephen Burroughes, cabinet member for customer services and operational partnerships at East Suffolk Council, added: "East Suffolk Council continues to work closely with the private sectors to facilitate economic growth in the digital age and CityFibre's full fibre network will be vital in ensuring Lowestoft has a resilient and dynamic economy for years to come."