Full fibre roll-out in Leicester by CityFibre sees first area live
The CityFibre roll-outs are coming thick and fast currently and another city can be added to the list areas where the first chunks of the network have gone live.
The service costs £40/m on a 24 month contract with 900 Mbps speeds and a guarantee that you will keep the same monthly on the bundle even when the minimum term ends. The launch offer means those ordering before 30th June 2021 don't have to pay a £29.99 set up fee. This is a naked broadband service with no telephone line, but you can retain your old copper line if the landline is important, or port the number to any number of VoIP providers and ditch the copper completely.
Leicester for its size has to date missed out on any major FTTP roll-out with just 0.72% coverage by Openreach FTTP and once OFNL, Hyperoptic and some Virgin Media RFOG is added to this before today the FTTP coverage was just 2.59%. With this first area of roll-out we have found the overall FTTP figure has risen to 6.93% and is set to rise further as the CityFibre roll-out goes live in other streets.