CityFibre has appointed GCU UK to lead its £42m digital infrastructure investment across Gateshead, which will see 109k properties connected to full fibre.
Construction work on the full fibre network will begin in February 2022 with ISPs ready to offer services as each neighbourhood is connected.
The project could create up to 200 new construction jobs locally.
“We need brilliant builders to deliver our Full Fibre networks as seamlessly as possible,” said Regional Partnership Director Jason Legget.
“In GCU, we have found a partner who recognises the importance of this project, knows what is needed to deliver for the people of Gateshead and can grow with us as we move into new areas of the town.”