A £17MILLION project to bring faster internet to Rugby’s homes and businesses is underway.
CityFibre, the UK’s largest independent full fibre platform, took the town’s MP Mark Pawsey on a tour of the works, introducing him to full fibre network technology and giving demonstrations of the typical build process.
Full fibre networks, unlike the majority of the digital infrastructure accessible to households today, 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.
Neal Wright, Area Manager for Rugby at CityFibre, said: “We’re extremely proud of our roll out in Rugby, and it has been a pleasure to show Mr Pawsey the progress so far as we work to make Rugby one of the best-connected towns in the world.
“Thousands of homes are already able to connect to the network and we look forward to bringing this step change in connectivity to the wider area as soon as possible.”
Mr Pawsey said: “I was very pleased to see the progress being made, and to learn about the work which goes into delivering infrastructure of this scale and the ways in which the switch to fibre connectivity will benefit residents and businesses.
“High quality reliable internet connectivity is increasingly a vital part of our infrastructure, so this upgrade will ensure our town has the tools it needs for the homes and businesses of the future.
“The added investment is enabling customers to have a choice of broadband and encouraging competition in this important market.”
Locally, the rollout is being completed by CityFibre’s build partner, Callan Connect, which is working with Rugby Borough Council and local communities to ensure any disruption is managed safely and efficiently.
In Rugby, services are currently available from Vodafone, Giganet, TalkTalk and more, with other providers expected to join the network soon.
Visit www.cityfibre.com/PR for more information, to pre-register interest, and stay up-to-date on service availability.