CityFibre Successfully Completes Primary-Build of Full Fibre Network in Bury St Edmunds

CityFibre, the leading independent full fibre platform in the UK, proudly announces the successful completion of the primary-build phase of its full fibre network in Bury St Edmunds. This achievement signifies a major leap forward in providing high-speed, reliable, and affordable connectivity to over 16,000 homes, encompassing about 81% of residential properties and the majority of businesses in the town.

The extensive project, initiated in March 2020, involved the installation of over 100km of dense full fibre infrastructure across Bury St Edmunds. The town now stands as one of the best-connected locations in the country, marking a significant milestone in CityFibre’s nationwide rollout.

While the primary-build phase concludes, CityFibre remains committed to exploring opportunities for further expansion, including areas with new build properties, those on private or unadopted roads, and business parks.

Residents of Bury St Edmunds can now benefit from affordable, gigabit-capable, and reliable full fibre broadband offered by a range of Internet Service Providers (ISPs), including launch partner Vodafone, TalkTalk, Giganet, and Zen. CityFibre’s network currently supports download and upload speeds of up to 2.5Gbps, with the capability of achieving symmetrical speeds of up to 10Gbps in the future.

An economic impact report by consultancy firm Hatch, commissioned by CityFibre, underscores the substantial benefits Bury St Edmunds stands to gain from its new digital infrastructure platform. Projections include over £74 million in productivity and innovation gains, £16 million from an expanded workforce over a 15-year period, and the potential for up to £176 million in positive economic impact through the enablement of 5G rollout.

CityFibre’s commitment to transforming digital infrastructure is further exemplified by a recent £100 million contract awarded by BDUK to subsidize the delivery of full fibre infrastructure to 80,000 hard-to-reach homes across Suffolk. Simultaneously, an additional £74 million investment by CityFibre aims to reach a further 56,000 homes in the county.

Neil Madle, Partnership Manager at CityFibre, expresses gratitude for the community’s support and patience throughout the three-year project. He emphasizes the significant economic benefits that the new full fibre infrastructure will bring to Bury St Edmunds, boosting innovation and productivity. Residents and businesses can now explore a variety of packages offered by ISPs on the CityFibre network, accessible through the postcode checker on the official website.

Max Walker

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