Just a month after announcing the conditional acquisition of national infrastructure assets from KCOM Group, UK-based pure fibre provider CityFibre has named Bristol as its next ‘Gigabit City’. In terms of the company’s plans for the city, it has said it will now begin work to commercialise 82km of pure fibre network assets in the city and surrounding areas, creating a‘ state-of-the-art, alternative digital infrastructure’. Triangle Networks, a locally based ISP, has meanwhile been selected as the launch partner for ‘Bristol: Gigabit City’, with that company committing to sign up a minimum of 100 new customers on the network by year-end.
Greg Mesch, CEO of CityFibre, said of the development: ‘As the UK’s largest alternative infrastructure provider, this is the first of many new Gigabit City launches to come on our expanded footprint of 36 cities across the UK. Bristol Gigabit City will be officially launched at an event in February at which point a city-wide marketing campaign will begin, raising awareness of the benefits to businesses from the Gigabit speed services on offer and enabling CityFibre to map demand for local network expansion projects.’