CityFibre has acquired a publicly-owned fibre network in Coventry and plans to upgrade and extend the existing infrastructure so that businesses in the West Midlands city can receive speeds of 1Gbps.
The ‘Coventry #core/a>’ network comprises 140km of fibre and was commissioned by Coventry City Council six years ago. As part of the council’s new partnership with CityFibre, the existing infrastructure will be upgraded and extended so thousands of businesses can receive faster broadband from this summer.
The network currently serves nearly 300 buildings near key public sites such as council offices, schools and community services and the new deal will ensure these facilities are still provided with connectivity thanks to a long-term right of use agreement.
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