CityFibre has opened up access to its full fibre ethernet services for businesses in Derby. This follows an announcement last June that CityFibre is investing £45m into its full fibre network in the city as part of a wider up to £4bn investment to bring full fibre to up to eight million UK homes.
Andrew Wilson, head of wholesale at CityFibre, explained, “The latest expansion of our network in Derby is further evidence of CityFibre’s unwavering commitment to bringing its full fibre services to homes and businesses in towns and cities across the UK.
“This is hugely exciting news for our channel partners who are true champions of full fibre in their communities. It offers up fresh opportunity to work closely with us in delivering game-changing Gigabit connectivity to an ever-increasing number of new and existing customers. This enables businesses to thrive by unlocking their digital potential and is spearheading the country’s economic recovery and long-term success.”
Economic consultancy Regeneris has predicted that full fibre connectivity will have a major impact in Derby over the next 15 years. It found that access to full fibre could unlock £39m in business productivity and innovation, while a further £21m in growth could be driven from new business start-ups, with enhanced connectivity making it easier and less expensive to set up base and run efficiently.
In each of the areas served by its network, CityFibre’s channel partners have access to a range of gigabit-capable full fibre services designed for business use. These include the innovative Ethernet Flex, which provides 200Mbps as standard but with an option to ‘boost’ to 1Gbps automatically, as and when needed at no extra charge and without notice.