With construction of its new full fibre network for Norwich now well underway in the city, CityFibre welcomed Chloe Smith MP for Norwich North for a tour of the works, giving her a closer look at the £50m project.
During the visit, Ms. Smith met representatives from CityFibre and was introduced to full fibre digital infrastructure, the best network technology currently available. She was also provided with demonstrations of the typical build process, including excavation and reinstatement.
The project forms part of CityFibre’s up to £4bn Gigabit City Investment Programme which will bring full fibre networks within reach of up to 8m homes and businesses across the UK.
Speaking of the tour, Charles Kitchin, CityFibre’s Area Manager for Norwich, says: “It’s great to see such enthusiasm and excitement for the digital infrastructure that we’re building beneath the streets of Norwich. This new network will enable unbeatable homeworking and digital entertainment experiences. We look forward to giving residents more of a choice when it comes to connectivity.
“Aside from the benefits it will bring to residents on a personal level, this new and improved digital network will drive a range of economic benefits for the whole city, such as making us more productive and innovative. As the world moves increasingly online, full fibre will future-proof Norwich and make it one of the best-connected communities in the UK.”
Commenting on the progress of CityFibre’s £50m project, Chloe Smith MP for Norwich North, adds: “It was great to visit the team at CityFibre and learn more about the really extensive programme across the city that will allow Gigabit speed broadband services to be supplied to homes & businesses in Norwich North.
“This full fibre network is a huge step forward in Norwich. It’s never been more needed, and I am delighted to see such investment and commitment taking place in Norwich.”
Construction is being delivered by Telec Networks on behalf of CityFibre. The team is using a range of construction methods while working in close partnership with Norwich City Council, Norfolk County Council and the local community to deliver a fast rollout while minimising potential disruption.