CityFibre delivers 1Gbps broadband to South Yorkshire

CityFibre is set to open up a next-generation pure fibre network across Sheffield, Doncaster and Rotherham enabling them to join the growing ranks of Gigabit Cities.

The network, which spans 110km, will provide local organisations with broadband speeds of up to and exceeding 1000mbps. This new breed of pure fibre connectivity will improve their productivity and provide them with a significant competitive advantage. This is welcome news to Sheffield’s business community who currently struggle with slow speeds of only 18.36mbps on average, hampering their ability to grow.

The city-wide pure fibre network will transform the digital infrastructure of Sheffield City Region, enabling gigabit speed, world class connectivity for the entire community and dramatically accelerating its digital capabilities. It will future-proof the area as the thirst for greater bandwidth continues to grow exponentially over the coming decades.

The Sheffield, Doncaster and Rotherham Gigabit City projects are being delivered in partnership with Exa Networks, an established telecoms provider based in Yorkshire which has been delivering high quality internet services to schools and businesses for over a decade. Exa Networks is already delivering ultra-fast connectivity across CityFibre’s networks in Bradford and Leeds.

Rob Hamlin, commercial director at CityFibre commented: “We’re delighted to be expanding our partnership with Exa Networks to offer world-class digital infrastructure to Sheffield, Doncaster and Rotherham. Organisations large and small now require reliable, fast, low latency internet services to compete and succeed in an ever changing digital world. We are opening up a new world class digital infrastructure in the region, which will provide internet services like never seen before. We look forward to our market launch and to connecting the first customers soon.”

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