The Peterborough CORE is being extended to reach Orton Southgate as local businesses unite to demonstrate the demand for ultra-fast internet connectivity.
CityFibre told firms in Orton Southgate that it would bring the new pure fibre network to them if there was enough demand.
As a result, more than 100 businesses registered their interest in gigabit speed internet connectivity as part of the ‘Gig Up Orton Southgate’ campaign.
The campaign also received strong backing from the Yes2Fibre campaign, led by Lindsey Hall, managing director of EasyLifeIT, based in Orton Southgate.
She said: “I’m delighted that Orton Southgate businesses will now get the opportunity to access the digital connectivity they need. It really is unbelievable how poor our current broadband is in this day and age. Fast reliable broadband isn’t just a luxury, it’s a necessity.
Orton Southgate was not on the original CORE network route, but has joined Fengate, Lynch Wood and Cygnet Park in demonstrating high levels of demand required to extend the network to reach them.