CityFibre, the UK’s largest alternative network provider, has invested a further £20 million to expand the full fibre network in Cambridge. This is great news for businesses and homes in Cambridgeshire who can now access gigabit speed internet connectivity for the very first time.
Giganet as a launch partner of CityFibre are helping Cambridge businesses access the latest next-generation full-fibre network that CityFibre are investing in. Together, Giganet and CityFibre are ensuring Cambridgeshire is one of the best-connected places in the UK. With great partner rates, Giganet customers can take advantage of the new fibre technology for considerably less. Giganet are unlike most other CityFibre resellers in that we run our own ISP network, and therefore wholesale CityFibre’s full-fibre services at layer 2. This gives us extra control, visibility and allows us to better support our customers. Unlike other resellers, we don’t have to escalate or use third parties to diagnose and support connections.
The full fibre roll-out, due to be completed by 2021, replaces the outdated copper lines that are currently in the city. Full fibre delivers speeds of up to 1Gb/s (1000Mb/s), around 20x the estimated average UK download speeds. It enables businesses in Cambridge to operate on a global scale with seamless connectivity while ensuring residents get the best speeds for everyday browsing, downloading and gaming.
Full fibre technology also brings a raft of economic and social benefits. According to economic consultancy, Regeneris, fibre connectivity in Cambridgeshire will likely see a £26m boost to innovation, and £117m to the industry. Cambridge is home to a high density of tech hubs. Around 4,000 businesses are within 200m of the CityFibre’s next-generation infrastructure. It means businesses benefit from a simple and quick switching and on-boarding process. When switching to fibre is made easy, we can drive the adoption of new technology and replace outdated copper without disruption to day-to-day operations.
Using Giganet’s innovative online availability checker, businesses and individuals across the UK can compare services from over a dozen carriers that we partner with including CityFibre, Openreach, TalkTalk and more to find the best service available at a postcode level. The tool, shortlisted for ‘Best Reseller Innovation’ award at Comms National Award 2019, gives customers the information they need to make an informed decision, all within a matter of seconds.
See what services you can get for your premises in Cambridge here.