Fibrecity have announced that they are now ready to take registrations to connect to the fibre network they are deploying in Dundee. Residents and businesses can apply for a free connection that will link up their home or business to the fibre network, allowing them to take advantage of faster broadband services as well as TV and potentially other media that could be delivered over the next-generation fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network.
"Now that all the planning and negotiations for the build of Fibrecity Dundee are concluded, it is important that residents that want to apply for a free connection do so quickly so that they don't miss out.
Fibrecity Dundee will introduce more competition to the market. Its open access network will enable consumers to benefit from super fast broadband available through a choice of service providers.
No longer will people need to worry whether their service provider is misleading them about the broadband speeds that their network can support."Paul Lennox, (Project Director) Fibrecity Dundee
The company plan to connect up around 4000 people a month with around a million homes connected over the next four years. To register for a free connection visit www.getreadydundee.com or call 0800 954 2020.
Down in Bournemouth where the company are already installing their fibre network, some problems have occured. Over 200km of fibre optic cable have currently been installed but Fibrecity's contractors have cut through some existing cables in the process with some Virgin Media customers losing access to TV and telephone services. The 'microtrenching' technique used by Fibrecity to deploy their cables is supposed to lay their network above any other cables which may be in the ground but it seems to be that in some cases, these aren't as low as expected.