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Northampton fibre deployment connects businesses

CityFibre has completed the primary build-out of its full fibre network in Northampton.

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According to the company, the network is available to over 87,700 homes, as well as most businesses in the city. It will provide “affordable, gigabit-capable and reliable full fibre broadband from a range of internet service providers.” Launch partners include Vodafone, TalkTalk, IDNet, Zen and Giganet.

The network currently supports download and upload of up to 2.5Gbps, with the company claiming capability to support symmetrical speeds of up to 10Gbps. 

A spokesperson for CityFibre said: “Construction began on the £40m project in 2019, and CityFibre has since laid almost 732km of dense full fibre infrastructure across the town.

“While the primary build is now completed, [we] 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.”  

Cabinet member for corporate services and HR at West Northamptonshire Council, councillor Mike Hallam, said: “CityFibre’s completion of its primary build in Northampton will provide a significant boost to the local economy, making the town one of the best-connected places in the country.

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