More homes can access faster broadband as new network reaches Admirals and Cawston - The Rugby Observer

More homes can access faster broadband as new network reaches Admirals and Cawston

Rugby Editorial 31st Jul, 2023   0

MORE homes in Rugby can hook up to faster and more reliable broadband after a new network was extended to more neighbourhoods in the town.

An ongoing £17million project by infrastructure provider CityFibre to install a ‘full fibre network’ across the town has reached most parts of the Admirals and Cawston ward, with the build now progressing towards Newbold and Brownsover.

Full fibre networks use 100 per cent fibre optic to carry data at light speed from the home to the point of connection – giving users speeds of up to 1,000 Mbps for upload and download, near limitless bandwidth, and reliable connectivity.

Bashir Ahmed MBE, CityFibre’s Partnership Manager for Rugby, said: “The build is progressing well, and thousands of households in Rugby will soon be able to access lightning-fast broadband speeds, with more set to go live in the coming months.

“We appreciate that digital infrastructure investment of this scale can take time and would like to thank everyone for their support and patience to date.

“This state-of-the-art network will future-proof Rugby’s digital infrastructure for years to come, and we can’t wait to see how people will benefit in terms of productivity, innovation and new investment.”

Locally, the rollout is being completed by CityFibre’s build partner, Callan Connect. The team is working closely with Rugby Borough Council and Warwickshire County Council (WCC) to manage disruption.

WCC’s economy spokesman Coun Martin Watson said: “CityFibre’s investment will ensure Rugby has the digital foundations it will need to thrive as our lives move increasingly online in the years ahead. We look forward to seeing how this infrastructure can be leveraged to drive growth and development by residents and businesses alike.”

The full rollout is expected to reach completion in 2024.

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