Vodafone and CityFibre’s plan to bring full fibre broadband to one million UK homes and businesses by 2021 has taken a step further as customers in Cambridge, Leeds and Southend-on-Sea are set to receive gigabit-capable fibre optic broadband.
They bring the total number of towns and cities confirmed to receive full fibre deployments to ten, representing over £465m of committed infrastructure investment in the programme by CityFibre to date.
Once CityFibre has installed fibre infrastructure in each city, customers are able to access Vodafone’s Gigafast Broadband service.
Greg Mesch, CEO at CityFibre, said: “Our roll-out is gathering pace. We have made investment commitments that will transform the digital capabilities of ten towns and cities forever.
"The full fibre age is taking hold across the UK. Britain should prepare for a copper-to-fibre switchover as this ageing technology cannot keep up with the UK’s connectivity needs.”
Vodafone UK Chief Executive Nick Jeffery added: “Overhauling the nation’s broadband is a vital undertaking. By bringing the benefits of full fibre to more and more cities and towns, from Stirling to Southend-on-Sea, one million homes across the country can benefit from this world-class technology.”