Day: July 28, 2020

Why we love CityFibre

Gigabit Networks was keen to partner with CityFibre as a City Champion because of our shared vision for full fibre as a major driving force for unlocking the digital potential of businesses across The Midlands.

Being at the forefront of this digital revolution alongside CityFibre is a tremendous opportunity for us as more businesses adopt full fibre services to future proof themselves in a gigabit age.

One of the major advantages of working with CityFibre as a City Champion is the dedicated account management we’ve received, if we need any information or assistance, we know help is at hand.

We also really value the proactive support to help us drive strong full fibre business, whether that is through supplying network information or through marketing support to help us identify, nurture and win new business opportunities.

 

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Government softens pledge for nationwide Gigabit-cable broadband by 2025

Boris Johnson’s £4bn Gigabit broadband investment has had its “highly ambitious” goal downplayed by the UK government. The strategy, pledging to have “gigabit-capable” fibre internet in every home by 2025, was treated with suspicion by the telecoms industry when announced last year.

Now, these suspicions have been justified, as the PM softened his approach, by saying “we’ll go as far as we possibly can by 2025. The UK Minister for Digital Infrastructure, Matt Warman, delivered the updated comments to the House of Commons last week, contrasting previous enthusiasm for the project.

The proposition of a nation capable of ultrafast internet is a goal many are pushing relentlessly toward. Here in the midlands, especially, where Cambridge, for example, is undergoing a full fibre rollout, and Leicester is making steps toward becoming one of the world’s most digitally connected cities.

Much of this ambition comes from a growing set of alternative network providers, most notably with Cityfibre, who’s goal of providing 8 million premises with fast, reliable internet is aiding the government’s objectives. The plan detailed a technology-neutral approach, aiming to provide all premises with:

 Gigabit Capable Connectivity with a normally available download speed of at least 500Mbps and upload speed of 200Mbps.

 In limited circumstances, Ultrafast Capable Connectivity with a normally available download speed of at least 50Mbps and 20Mbps upload.

As a City Champion of Cityfibre, Gigabit Networks is currently doing just that, bringing full fibre networks to Cambridge, Leicester and Nottingham. You can take advantage of the reliability, strength and speed of Gigabit broadband now, by contacting us, and choosing one of our three full fibre plans.

Elsewhere, however, private investment achieves a reach of around 70%, and with a timescale many perceive as too short, success of the development plan might be down to how far and fast operators can work in coming years.

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