Glinton and Eye added to CityFibre network rollout

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Work will begin in Glinton and Eye next month (Photo: Supplied)

A further £1.5million is being invested in the original £30m project, which has already brought CityFibre broadband to thousands of homes and businesses across the city.

The halfway mark of the original build plan was reached in September last year, and as demand has surged for full fibre services, areas are being added to the rollout. Work in Glinton and Eye is to begin this month.

CityFibre services are live for residents and businesses in Dogsthorpe, Paston, Walton, Eastfield, Park, Orton Southgate and New England.

Rebecca Stephens, CityFibre’s city manager for Peterborough, said: "We're making huge strides in delivering Full Fibre to homes and businesses across Peterborough, and we're thrilled to be able to bring our best-in-class network to include those living in the villages of Glinton and Eye.

"At CityFibre, we pride ourselves on being agile and flexible. There is clear demand in these villages for Full Fibre and we're now working quickly to ensure premises in both villages can access our network later this year."

Full fibre networks forego copper-based cables in favour of 100% fibre optic cables, which increases data connection speeds.

Councillor John Holdich, leader of Peterborough City Council, said: "It is our goal to give as many residents and businesses as possible access to full fibre networks and reliable high speed broadband services so it is great news that residents in Eye and Glinton will be the latest to receive these services. I am sure residents in the many other parts of the city already benefiting from these services will vouch for how useful this level of digital connectivity is for businesses in particular.

"When the CityFibre project is complete, Peterborough will be one of the best digitally connected cities in the UK, and indeed the world. This will bring a number of positive benefits such as helping to attract and retain businesses, encouraging new investment, boosting innovation, and enhancing educational opportunities."