18th August 2023: CityFibre has now laid a staggering 340km of full fibre internet beneath the streets of Reading as part of its £58m plan to future-proof the town’s digital connectivity.
This progress from the UK’s largest independent full fibre platform now means there is enough full fibre connecting the town’s homes to lap Reading Football Club’s stadium 982 times.
Neil Madle, CityFibre’s Partnership Manager for Reading, said: “340km of full fibre laid beneath streets of Reading represents great progress in our roll out. We’re well on our way to making the town world-class in terms of its digital infrastructure, and residents will reap the benefits for decades to come.
“With our network now live across many parts of the town, there’s an opportunity for more people in the community to connect to the fastest and most reliable broadband services available.”
Reading is one of a growing number of locations in the UK to benefit from CityFibre’s nationwide full fibre rollout, which will bring new and improved broadband infrastructure within reach of up to eight million UK homes and businesses.
Locally, the rollout is being completed by CityFibre’s build partner, OCU Services Limited, which currently has teams working in the Woodley, Sandford and University of Reading areas. Large sections of the town have also been completed, including North, West and South Reading.
CityFibre’s goal is to provide residents with a competitive choice of providers. In Reading, customers can sign up to UK launch partner, Vodafone, on selected Vodafone Pro Broadband plans, as well as TalkTalk, Giganet and Zen, with other providers expected to join the network soon.
People interested in upgrading their home’s digital connection to full fibre can find out more about the build, pre-register their interest and ensure they are updated on service availability at www.cityfibre.com/PR
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Notes to Editors:
CityFibre is the UK’s largest independent Full Fibre infrastructure platform, providing carrier-neutral digital infrastructure to its wholesale customers and enabling ultra-fast, reliable and futureproof broadband, ethernet and 5G services to serve homes and businesses as well as schools, hospitals and GPs surgeries.
CityFibre’s Full Fibre network rollout programme targets up to a third of the UK market; representing up to 8m homes, 800k businesses, 400k local authority sites and 250k 5G access points. CityFibre has already announced 285 cities, towns and villages that will receive a transformational digital upgrade as part of the nationwide rollout.
As the only 100% Full Fibre wholesale network in the UK, CityFibre is trusted by major Internet Service Providers and mobile operators including TalkTalk, Three, Vodafone and Zen as well as a new generation of smaller regional ISPs dedicated to delivering Full Fibre Broadband.
CityFibre is based in London and is owned by Antin Infrastructure Partners, Goldman Sachs Asset Management, Mubadala Investment Company and Interogo Holding.