CityFibre Completes Primary Build of Full Fibre Network in Yaxley

CityFibre, the UK’s largest independent full fibre platform, has successfully completed the primary build of its full fibre network in Yaxley. This expansion is an extension of CityFibre’s existing network in nearby Peterborough, effectively increasing the total coverage area to over 70,000 homes and businesses in the region.

The £2 million project, which commenced in June 2022, has culminated in the readiness of Yaxley’s new full fibre network, serving nearly 3,600 homes in the village, accounting for nearly 90% of residential properties.

With this development, almost all Yaxley residents now have access to affordable, gigabit-capable, and reliable full fibre broadband services offered by a range of internet service providers (ISPs). These include launch partner Vodafone, TalkTalk, Zen, Giganet, and others. Residents residing within the network’s coverage area can schedule a full fibre installation within just five working days of placing an order.

A recent report by the consultancy Hatch, commissioned by CityFibre, highlighted the substantial economic, social, and environmental benefits of the new digital infrastructure in Peterborough. Over a 15-year period, these advantages include over £293 million in productivity and innovation gains, along with £65 million from an expanded workforce. The 5G rollout alone could drive up to £698 million in positive economic impact. Given its proximity to Peterborough, Yaxley is well-positioned to benefit from this economic boost and tap into new opportunities presented by CityFibre’s digital infrastructure upgrade.

Rebecca Stephens, CityFibre’s Regional Partnership Director, expressed excitement about Yaxley’s full fibre infrastructure, emphasizing the numerous benefits it brings, from seamless home streaming to enhanced business productivity and innovation.

Shailesh Vara, MP for North West Cambridgeshire, welcomed the completion of CityFibre’s primary build in Yaxley, praising the company’s future expansion plans that will benefit local residents. Vara stressed the vital role of digital infrastructure in modern living, contributing to the local economy.

Cllr Sarah Conboy, Executive Leader of Huntingdonshire District Council, also lauded the development, noting the significant positive impact that full fibre availability will have on businesses and communities in Yaxley. Improved connectivity is expected to enhance access to services and future-proof the community as digital connectivity continues to be an integral aspect of modern life.

Jonny Rae

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