WORK is underway to get Warwick and Leamington moving high speed online.
CityFibre, the UK’s largest independent full fibre platform, has started on a £30million network project to bring fast and reliable full fibre-enabled internet services within reach of almost every home and business in the neighbouring towns.
Full fibre networks, unlike many of the copper-based ‘fibre broadband’ services available today, use 100 per cent fibre optic technology to carry data at light speed all the way from the home to the point of connection. This gives users speeds of up to 1,000 mbps for upload and download, near limitless bandwidth and connectivity users can depend on.
A full fibre connection also goes far beyond simply enabling access to the latest entertainment at lightning speed. As an essential digital utility, full fibre boosts households and businesses alike, with experts saying it will drive a range of economic benefits, such as making us more productive and innovative.
Construction work on the full fibre network in the two towns has just begun in the Warwick All Saints and Woodloes Ward.
As work is completed in each neighbourhood, CityFibre will designate the homes ‘ready for service’, which means residents can choose to connect to full fibre-enabled broadband services.
CityFibre area manager Bashir Ahmed will be responsible for overseeing the project.
He said: “Full fibre network will future-proof the area’s digital infrastructure for decades to come. We cannot wait for the local community to experience the many benefits of full fibre connectivity – from smooth digital entertainment experiences to unbeatable homeworking – once our build partners install the network.”
Warwick District Council transformation spokeswoman Cou Jody Tracey welcomed the project.
She added: “This is a significant development for our district, and we are delighted that thanks to CityFibre, residents and community service providers including the Council will be able to take advantage of improved connection speeds and offer households faster access to online services.”
Services in Warwick and Leamington will be available from an increasing range of broadband providers.