CityFibre Lays Extensive Full Fibre Network in Bolton – Equivalent to 723 Laps of Stadium Pitch

CityFibre, the UK’s largest independent full fibre platform, has made remarkable progress in Bolton by laying an impressive 240 kilometers of full fibre internet beneath the town’s streets. This achievement is part of a substantial £37 million investment aimed at future-proofing Bolton’s digital connectivity.

To put this achievement into perspective, the length of full fibre now connecting Bolton’s homes is equivalent to the distance one would cover by lapping the University of Bolton Stadium’s pitch, which is the home ground of Bolton Wanderers FC, 723 times.

Steve Moore, CityFibre’s Area Manager for Bolton, emphasized the significant strides made towards making Bolton a world-class digital infrastructure hub. He noted that with the network already live in various parts of the area, including Astley Bridge and Farnworth, residents now have access to the fastest and most reliable broadband services.

Bolton is among the growing list of locations in the UK benefiting from CityFibre’s nationwide full fibre rollout. This ambitious initiative aims to enhance broadband infrastructure accessibility for up to eight million premises across the country.

The local rollout in Bolton is being executed by CityFibre’s build partner, MakeHappenGroup. Their teams are actively working in various areas, including Egerton to the East and West of Blackburn Road, as well as North and South of the A48 in places like Smithhills and Barrow Bridge. Substantial portions of the town, including Astley Bridge and Farnworth, have already been covered, with more areas set to benefit in the near future.

CityFibre’s overarching goal is to provide residents with a competitive array of service providers. In Bolton, customers have the option to sign up with UK launch partner Vodafone, offering selected Vodafone Pro Broadband plans. Additionally, TalkTalk, Giganet, Zen, and various other providers are available, ensuring that residents have a range of choices to cater to their broadband needs.

Jonny Rae

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