New super-fast internet network coming to Rugby - The Rugby Observer

New super-fast internet network coming to Rugby

Rugby Editorial 10th Sep, 2022   0

A MULTI-million pound investment is to bring a new super-fast internet network to Rugby.

CityFibre is building a new £17million town-wide network that, it says, will bring fast and reliable full fibre-enabled internet services within reach of almost every home and business in Rugby.

Unlike copper-based ‘fibre broadband’ services, full fibre networks use 100 per cent fibre optic technology to carry data at light speed all the way from the home to the point of connection.

This gives users speeds of up to 1,000 Mbps for upload and download, and near-limitless bandwidth and connectivity.

Construction work on the new network in Rugby is being delivered by Callan Connect and is scheduled to begin this month.

As work is completed in each neighbourhood, CityFibre will designate the homes ‘ready for service’, which means residents can choose to connect to full fibre-enabled broadband services when they go live in their area.

Work is set to be ongoing until early 2024.

CityFibre Area Manager Neal Wright said: “Full fibre is becoming increasingly available across the UK as a result of investment from companies like CityFibre. Because of this, demand for this faster, more resilient and more reliable digital infrastructure is growing rapidly as home broadband users seek to future-proof their connectivity for the technological developments ahead.

“We’re really excited to be extending our rollout to Rugby and ensuring its communities can benefit from full fibre too – in the near term and in the decades ahead. We cannot wait for residents and businesses to see what is possible with digital connectivity that propels you forward rather than holds you back.”

Coun Emma Crane, Rugby Borough Council’s spokeswoman for Communities, Homes, Digital and Communications, said: “I am so pleased that work is underway on CityFibre’s super-fast broadband network and look forward to seeing the benefits it will bring to residents and businesses.

“We have worked with CityFibre to demonstrate the business case for super-fast broadband in Rugby and provide the necessary infrastructure to support their investment.”

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