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Author Topic: Cityfibre Secure First Local Full Fibre Network Contract in West Sussex  (Read 138 times)

Bowdon

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https://www.ispreview.co.uk/index.php/2018/05/cityfibre-secure-first-local-full-fibre-network-contract-in-west-sussex.html

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Fibre optic network builder Cityfibre has today claimed to have won the first contract under the UK Government’s new £190m Local Full Fibre Network (LFFN) challenge fund, which will see them working with West Sussex County Council to provide Gigabit FTTP broadband ISP connectivity to 9 urban areas within the council’s jurisdiction.

Back in March 2018 the Chancellor, Philip Hammond MP, issued his 2018 Spring Statement and confirmed the first £95m allocation from the Local Full Fibre Network (LFFN) fund, which was setup to stimulate commercial investment in “gigabit capable” broadband (rural and urban). Some 13 areas across the United Kingdom secured this round of investment and have since been busy seeking suppliers.

One of those recipients was the West Sussex Gigabit Project, which had already received some investment from an earlier pilot scheme. The goal of this scheme is to provide new end-to-end Gigabit dark fibre networks in nine urban areas through a multi-year lease agreement with a single supplier.

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    Greg Mesch, CEO of CityFibre, said:

    “We’re delighted to have been chosen to deliver the Government’s first ‘Local Full Fibre Networks Programme’ project. The LFFN provides a powerful mechanism for local authorities to attract full fibre infrastructure investment. We look forward to using this project with West Sussex as a model for roll-outs in towns and cities across the country.”
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It's nice to hear that 'proper fibre' is gradually getting more coverage. Getting closer to my area too, East Sussex.
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CityFibre are due to be releasing their first customer packages soon via Vodafone in Scotland.

It will be interesting to hear peoples experience on that new network. CF has the potential to be a real rival to OR in the near future. I wonder what the effect on VM will be if CF and OR get in to a fibre war. Hopefully the customer will benefit! :)
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