Work to provide Gigabit connectivity in Wolverhampton will begin in March as part of a £4.9m agreement between CityFibre and the City of Wolverhampton Council.
The 20 year contract will see CityFibre design, build, operate and own the network. The project will be delivered by local telecoms infrastructure partner Comex 2000 which will provide a full fibre network solution that connects the Council’s public sector estate, including schools, libraries and offices in the city.
The project is being made possible through the DCMS Local Full Fibre Network (LFFN) Challenge Fund, which provides local bodies with an opportunity to develop gigabit-capable connectivity to boost local economies.
Rob Hamlin, Chief Commercial Officer at CityFibre, said: “Increasingly, local authorities around the country are realising the potential of full fibre to transform places like Wolverhampton into modern, fully connected digital cities. By choosing a full fibre network, local authorities will be able future proof vital public sector infrastructure for generations to come.”