CityFibre says Peterborough halfway to completion of fibre roll-out
CityFibre is saying its FTTP roll-out in Peterborough is past the half way make. The service is currently under an exclusive sales arrangement with Vodafone Gigafast but in time we expect others such as TalkTalk to sell services across the network.
Passing the half-way mark of our digital infrastructure rollout in Peterborough is a significant milestone for us and we’re excited to bring Full Fibre connectivity to more and more premises across the city. Future-proof digital infrastructure is about more than just providing households with access to services and the latest entertainment at lightning fast speeds, it is a real enabler of technological innovation and economic growth which will be vital in the coming months due to the ongoing pandemic.
In the last six months, the way we work, how we access health services and how we keep in touch with our loved ones has dramatically changed, shifting in the blink of an eye from physical to digital. The new network we’re installing in Peterborough means residents and businesses are not only well placed to adapt to these changing times, but for decades to come as our reliance upon everything digital only increases.Rebecca Stephens, City Manager for Peterborough,
The areas of the city rolled out to are Garton End, New England, Walton, Paston, Dogsthorpe, Newark, Eastfield, Parnwell and Werrington and CityFIbre says parts of Millfield, Hampton Vale, Woodston, Fletton and the Ortons have been built to. Our map shows all these areas with only Fletton being in question as what OpenStreetMaps show as Old and New Fletton do not seem to have any availability but there is some nearby.
Our coverage figures put Peterborough at 43.7% FTTP coverage, but some of this is Openreach, OFNL and Hyperoptic. The CityFibre specific figure is 43% and so short of the over 50% of the press release, some of this may down to the Fletton area but the shortfall is around 6,000 premises. The press release does sometimes talk about core network was that premises passed, so its possible the network is actually built to over half the city but there is several thousand premises worth that has not been released for sale yet.
For those in other CityFibre roll-out areas Peterborough was announced as a Gigabit city back in March 2018, so being half way over two years later gives people an idea of the timescales involved.