New move to ramp up full fibre expansion in Peterborough

The broadband company building a fibre optic network in Peterborough has agreed a new deal with a leading connectivity provider.

Wednesday, 17th February 2021, 1:45 pm

City Fibre, which is heading up a £30 million venture to put down miles of full-fibre cables under pavements in most of Peterborough’s streets, has partnered with TalkTalk.

TalkTalk says it is ramping up its full fibre expansion programme, bringing its ultrafast packages with average top speeds of 506Mb/s to homes across Peterborough for the first time.

Jonathan Kini, managing director of TalkTalk Direct Business and Consumer, said: “We believe fast, affordable, full fibre broadband should be accessible to all.

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“This has been brought into even sharper focus by the pandemic, so we’re thrilled that people across Peterborough can now benefit from the UK’s latest fibre technology thanks to our new Future Fibre packages.”

Rebecca Stephens, CityFibre’s City Manager for Peterborough, said: “We are delighted to be working with TalkTalk to offer people the opportunity to access the full fibre network we have been building in Peterborough.”

“We have made real strides in bringing state-of-the-art digital connectivity to homes since beginning our build and look forward to even more homes having access to fast and reliable digital connectivity in the future.”

A TalkTalk spokesman said that internet usage on its network has soared by an average of 32 per cent in Peterborough between December 2019 and December last year.