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CityFibre, Vodafone Expand Gigabit FTTP Service to 3 More UK Cities

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Cambridge, Leeds and Southend-on-Sea will be the next 3 UK cities and towns to be covered via Vodafone and Cityfibre's joint deployment of gigabit-capable full fibre network that targets one million UK homes and businesses by 2021.

They bring the total number of towns and cities confirmed to receive full fibre deployments to ten. Full fibre broadband offers users a significantly superior and more reliable online experience, with download speeds 20 times faster and upload speeds 150 times faster than the average fixed broadband connection in the UK.

With CityFibre’s rollout of new gigabit-capable fibre-optic cables, the partnership is committed to supporting the UK’s digital future by accelerating the ‘copper switchover’. Once CityFibre has installed fibre infrastructure in each city, customers are able to benefit from Vodafone’s Gigafast Broadband service. This offers faster and more reliable broadband with both upload and download speeds of at least 900Mbps.

Since mid-September 2018, hundreds of customers in Milton Keynes have already placed orders for Vodafone Gigafast Broadband, and residents and businesses in Aberdeen and Peterborough will be eligible for the service from early November 2018.

Greg Mesch, CEO of CityFibre
The full fibre age is taking hold across the UK and CityFibre is leading the charge. Britain should prepare for a copper-to-fibre switchover as this aging technology cannot keep up with the UK’s connectivity needs.

Nick Jeffery, CEO, Vodafone UK
Overhauling the nation’s broadband is a vital undertaking that we’re proud to be a part of. By bringing the benefits of full fibre to more and more cities and towns, from Stirling to Southend-on-Sea, one million homes across the country can benefit from this world-class technology.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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