Lowestoft gains full-fibre broadband
Written by: Richard Hook | Published:
View of Lowestoft from beach including harbour Locations within the coastal town will have access to full-fibre broadband from later this year (credit: Tim Parkinson/Wikimedia Commons)

CityFibre has announced a new completion date regarding plans to bring ultrafast broadband to the Suffolk coastal town of Lowestoft.

Full fibre networks use fibre optic cables to deliver "faster broadband speeds of up to 1,000 Mbps, compared to copper-based ‘fibre broadband’ services." The UK government has recently announced plans to expand gigabyte-capable broadband across the country as part of the Queen’s Speech.

Speaking of the announcement, Charles Kitchin, CityFibre’s city manager for Lowestoft said: “We are thrilled to be working with Pod-Trak on the roll-out of full fibre in Lowestoft. In just a few short weeks, their team has made steady progress and we are firmly on track to deliver the digital infrastructure this town deserves.

“Currently, less than 20 per cent of premises in the UK can access full fibre broadband services, which is why so many households still battle with slow and unreliable connectivity. By building new and better infrastructure, we aim to provide residents with a network that delivers not just faster download and upload speeds, but more reliable services that can scale as data consumption grows.”

Lowestoft is one of a number of locations around the UK targeted to receive full fibre as part of CityFibre's £4bn ‘Gigabit City' investment programme. Other cities include Coventry, Peterborough and Great Yarmouth.

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