CityFibre announces accelerated network rollout

CityFibre has announced the next 36 locations to benefit from its full fibre (FTTP) network.

The new locations are the next tranche of its £4 billion Gigabit City Investment Programme, which is targeting up to 8 million premises. CityFibre also revealed it has accelerated its network build capabilities, with a process underway to award £1.5 billion in construction contracts by mid 2020. The programme is set to create around 5,000 construction jobs.

Amongst the new locations announced are cities such as Glasgow, Nottingham and Wolverhampton, as well as smaller towns such as Solihull, Crawley and Barnsley.

TalkTalk and Three UK have committed to partner with CityFibre. TalkTalk will market both consumer and business services, joining Vodafone and more than 1,500 business and public sector ISPs. While mobile operator Three is leveraging CityFibre’s network to support its nationwide rollout of 5G services.

Secretary of State for the DCMS, Oliver Dowden, commented: “We want to make sure every corner of the country benefits from world-class, gigabit speed broadband, so it’s great to see CityFibre expanding out into 36 more towns and cities. We’re working closely with industry to push ahead with nationwide rollout and investing £5 billion so the hardest-to-reach areas aren’t left behind.”

Greg Mesch, CEO at 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.”

Complete list of CityFibre locations

  • Aberdeen
  • Adur & Worthing
  • Barnsley – NEW
  • Bath – NEW
  • Batley
  • Blackpool – NEW
  • Bognor Regis – NEW
  • Bournemouth
  • Bracknell – NEW
  • Bradford
  • Brighton & Hove – NEW
  • Bury St Edmunds – NEW
  • Cambridge
  • Chatham – NEW
  • Cheltenham – NEW
  • Chester – NEW
  • Chichester – NEW
  • Christchurch – NEW
  • Coventry
  • Crawley – NEW
  • Derby
  • Dewsbury
  • Doncaster
  • Dundee – NEW
  • Eastbourne – NEW
  • Edinburgh
  • Gateshead – NEW
  • Gillingham – NEW
  • Glasgow – NEW
  • Gloucester – NEW
  • Halifax – NEW
  • Horsham – NEW
  • Huddersfield
  • Inverness
  • Ipswich
  • Leeds
  • Leicester
  • Littlehampton – NEW
  • Lowestoft
  • Maidenhead – NEW
  • Middlesbrough – NEW
  • Milton Keynes
  • Newcastle-upon-Tyne Norwich – NEW
  • Northampton
  • Nottingham – NEW
  • Peterborough
  • Poole – NEW
  • Portsmouth – NEW
  • Preston – NEW
  • Reading – NEW
  • Rotherham
  • Sheffield – NEW
  • Slough
  • Solihull – NEW
  • Southend
  • Stirling
  • Stoke on Trent – NEW
  • Swindon
  • Weston-super-Mare – NEW
  • Wolverhampton – NEW
  • Worcester – NEW