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Press Release -- May 15th, 2024
Source: cityfibre


  • Over 25,000 homes in Kettering and surrounding areas now have access to the UK’s finest full fibre network, approximately 86% of the town’s residential footprint. 
  • With the primary-build now completed, CityFibre will continue to densify and connect properties in multi-dwelling buildings and on private roads. 

15 May: CityFibre, the UK’s largest independent full fibre platform, has completed the primary-build of its full fibre network in Kettering. The new network is now ‘ready for service’ to over 25,000 homes, about 86% of residential properties and most businesses. Kettering is the latest completed location in CityFibre’s nationwide rollout making it one of the best-connected locations in the country.

Construction began on the £17m project in 2022 and CityFibre has since laid 162km of dense full fibre infrastructure across the town. While the primary-build is now completed, CityFibre will continue to explore opportunities to reach more sites including new build properties, multi-dwelling units, homes on private or unadopted roads and business parks.

Residents in Kettering can now enjoy affordable, gigabit-capable, and reliable full fibre broadband from a range of internet service providers (ISPs) including launch partner Vodafone, as well as TalkTalk, IDNet, Zen and Giganet. Almost all homes passed by the network can now schedule a full fibre installation within five working days of placing an order. CityFibre’s network currently supports download and upload speeds of up to 2.5Gbps and is capable of supporting symmetrical speeds of up to 10Gbps.

Charlie Kitchin, CityFibre’s Partnership Manager for Kettering, said: “We’re thrilled to announce that the primary-build of our full fibre network in Kettering is now complete. With the UK’s best available digital infrastructure under its streets, residents can now enjoy seamless streaming with ample productivity and innovation benefits for the local economy. The rollout is an exciting step for Kettering’s connectivity, which will now benefit from faster and more reliable broadband.”

Phillip Hollobone, MP for Kettering, said: “CityFibre’s completion of its primary-build in Kettering is most welcome and marks a brand new chapter for the town. The advantages of full fibre connectivity will be invaluable, particularly when attracting new businesses and residents to the area. I look forward to continuing to work together and would like to thank everyone for their patience over the last couple of years.”

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About CityFibre:

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 funds managed by Antin Infrastructure Partners and Goldman Sachs Asset Management, Mubadala Investment Company and Interogo Holding.

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