CityFibre Surpasses 50,000 Homes Ready for Full Fibre Service in Newcastle’s Latest Digital Transformation

CityFibre, the UK’s leading independent full fibre platform, marks a significant milestone as it completes the rollout of its cutting-edge digital network in Newcastle, bringing high-speed, reliable broadband to over 50,000 residences and businesses. This extensive network expansion encompasses key areas of the city, including Kenton, Arthur’s Hill, West Denton, Scotswood, Benwell Grange, Walker, Walkergate, Holystone, St Anthony’s, and Cowgate.

Initiated in 2019, CityFibre’s ambitious project has propelled Newcastle into the league of cities benefitting from a comprehensive full fibre upgrade. Residents and business owners in the covered areas can now experience enhanced connectivity, characterized by reduced lag, minimal connection drops, and impressive speeds of up to 2.5Gbps.

Paul Wakefield, CityFibre’s Senior Partnership Manager for Newcastle, expressed delight at achieving the ‘Ready For Service’ status for over 50,000 premises in Newcastle. As the rollout progresses, the focus will shift to further areas, including Fenham, Benton, South Heaton, Chapel House, Lemington, Chapel Park, and Kingston Park throughout 2024.

Full fibre networks leverage 100% fibre optics for seamless data transmission at light speed from homes to connection points. CityFibre’s state-of-the-art full fibre network is not only designed to detect and address faults promptly but also to accommodate the escalating data consumption needs for decades to come.

Steve Manning, ICT Solutions Architect at Newcastle City Council, emphasized the importance of CityFibre’s investment in fortifying Newcastle’s digital foundations for future online-centric living. The progress in the rollout is seen as a positive step towards leveraging the infrastructure for driving growth and development in the area.

Residents in Newcastle can opt for services from UK launch partner Vodafone, along with other providers like TalkTalk, Giganet, IDNet, and Zen. The network anticipates further partnerships in the near future, enhancing choices for customers seeking advanced broadband services.

Max Walker

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