CityFibre Holdings eye up an end-of-year FTTH service launch
CityFibre Holdings, the company who have taken over the Bournemouth based Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband service have spoken with ISPreview in an interview and revealed that they are looking to get a live service up and running by the end of the year.
The company took over the assets of the i3 Group, who were deploying the network before a Serious Fraud Office investigation found problems with the financiers to the company, leaving them high-and-dry, without enough money to complete the network build. CityFibre Holdings is headed up by former i3 Group president Greg Mesch.
"It's really important to us that we address residents’ concerns. The main complaints during the original roll-out of the fibre to the home network in Bournemouth by i3 Group was communication and the substandard finish to the pavements following the micro-trenching which is the method the fibre is connected to each property.
Now that CityFibre owns this network, we have pledged to complete and make good the unfinished or substandard works we have inherited. We are pleased to confirm that we have addressed almost all these issues with the full support and approval of Bournemouth Borough Council. In addition, residents likely to be affected by any future works we carry out will be well informed and all roads and pavements disturbed will be reinstated to the highest standard."Mark Collins, (Chief Commercial Officer) CityFibre Holdings
Currently, CityFibre pass 24,000 homes in Bournemouth, 10,000 have two fibres connected into the property whilst 14,000 require a final installation for the last few metres which would be completed should they opt to go for the service. They are currently testing an active service with engineers and are committed to having the network ready to support live services by the end of the year.
The full interview with ISPreview can be read here.