CityFibre names Leeds and Bradford as latest ‘Gigabit Cities’

26 Apr 2016

British pure fibre provider CityFibre has announced that Leeds and Bradford have become its latest ‘Gigabit Cities’, saying that nearly 200km of fibre optic infrastructure is now available for use by businesses and the public sector in the cities. With gigabit speed internet services now available via CityFibre’s launch partners Exa Networks and Diva Telecom, Greg Mesch, CityFibre’s chief executive, was cited as saying: ‘We have already invested over GBP70 million (USD101 million) in next generation digital infrastructure across the North, and now businesses in Leeds and Bradford will be able to capitalise on this to build better-connected, more innovative, companies.’

The development follows CityFibre’s revelation earlier this month that it had signed two new commercial agreements with Exa Networks and Diva Telecom, which it said would add a total of 350 new sites to the infrastructure in Leeds and Bradford which it had acquired from KCOM Group three months earlier.

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