New investment will take superfast broadband into Glinton and Eye

The broadband company building a £30 million fibre optic network in Peterborough is to put more money into the project.

By Paul Grinnell
Wednesday, 10th March 2021, 10:34 am
Rebecca Stephens, CityFibre City Manager for Peterborough.
Rebecca Stephens, CityFibre City Manager for Peterborough.

CityFibre is investing another £1.5 million in the venture to increase the reach of the network, which has already brought high speed connectivity to tens of thousands of premises across the city.

The company has just added the villages of Glinton and Eye to the roll out with work starting later this month.

Rebecca Stephens, CityFibre’s City Manager for Peterborough said: “We’re making huge strides in delivering full fibre to homes and businesses across Peterborough, and we’re thrilled to be able to bring our best-in-class network to include those living in the villages of Glinton and Eye.

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“There is clear demand in these villages for full fibre and we’re now working quickly to ensure premises in both villages can access our network later this year.”

CityFibre reached the halfway mark of its city-wide rollout last September with the full fibre network using 100 per cent fibre optic cables to carry data at light speed giving users speeds of up to 1,000 Mbps for upload and download and near limitless bandwidth and connectivity.

Services are now live for users across many areas of Peterborough, including Dogsthorpe, Paston, Walton, Eastfield, Park, Orton Southgate and New England.

The connections in these areas are being delivered via launch partner Vodafone’s ‘Gigafast Broadband’ service, with TalkTalk ‘Future Fibre’ packages also now available.

Councillor John Holdich, leader of Peterborough City Council, said: “It is our goal to give as many residents and businesses as possible access to full fibre networks and reliable high speed broadband services so it is great news that residents in Eye and Glinton will be the latest to receive these services.

“I am sure residents in the many other parts of the city already benefiting from these services will vouch for how useful this level of digital connectivity is for businesses in particular.

“When the CityFibre project is complete, Peterborough will be one of the best digitally connected cities in the UK, and indeed the world.

“This will bring a number of positive benefits such as helping to attract and retain businesses, encouraging new investment, boosting innovation, and enhancing educational opportunities.”

Granemore Group is delivering the project on CityFibre’s behalf.