CityFibre Showcases Full Fibre Transformation to Stuart Anderson MP in Wolverhampton

CityFibre, the leading independent full fibre platform in the UK, took a momentous step in the development of Wolverhampton’s full fibre network. Stuart Anderson MP, representing Wolverhampton South West, was welcomed by CityFibre and its construction partner, Callan Connect, for an exclusive tour of the Aldersley Road Fibre Exchange (FEx), shedding light on the ambitious £50 million city-wide project.

The visit provided Stuart Anderson MP and Councillor Sohail Khan with an in-depth introduction to the full fibre digital infrastructure, the pinnacle of broadband network technology. CityFibre’s representatives demonstrated the typical construction process, encompassing excavation and reinstatement.

Full fibre networks utilize 100% fibre optics to transmit data at remarkable speeds from homes to connection points. This translates into consistently faster upload and download speeds, reaching up to 1,000 Mbps, offering virtually limitless bandwidth and dependable connectivity.

The implications of a full fibre connection extend far beyond rapid access to entertainment content. This digital utility promises to empower both households and businesses, fostering a more productive and innovative environment, thereby generating a range of economic benefits.

Bashir Ahmed MBE, Partnership Manager for Wolverhampton at CityFibre, expressed his pleasure in hosting Stuart Anderson MP in Wolverhampton, emphasizing the network’s potential impact. Recent research conducted by Hatch projects that CityFibre’s full fibre network could unlock £222 million in productivity and innovation in Wolverhampton alone, along with a £144 million increase in property values.

Reflecting on the progress of the £50 million project, Stuart Anderson, MP for Wolverhampton South West, commented, “It was brilliant to get a behind-the-scenes look at the work CityFibre is doing to grow the network in the local area. The demonstrations of the build process were incredibly insightful, and it was great to see the steps we are taking to improve our digital infrastructure in Wolverhampton. Investing in technology such as this will make a monumental difference to residents and businesses throughout the city.”

Callan Connect, acting on behalf of CityFibre, is overseeing the construction, employing various methods while closely collaborating with the City of Wolverhampton Council and local communities to ensure a swift rollout with minimal disruption.

As each neighborhood’s network infrastructure is completed, CityFibre will designate homes as ‘ready for service,’ enabling residents to opt for full fibre-enabled broadband services once they become available in their area.

CityFibre’s partnership with launch partner Vodafone, alongside TalkTalk, Giganet, Zen, and other providers, aims to bring next-generation broadband services to communities across the UK. The collaboration represents a significant stride towards enhancing digital connectivity nationwide

Jonny Rae

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