UK-based pure fibre provider CityFibre has announced that is has begun work on its network rollout in the city of Stirling, in central Scotland. Construction work has officially commenced in the Cambusbarron area, the operator has confirmed, with Bannockburn expected to follow in the New Year, while as part of the project CityFibre will also extend its infrastructure to Bridge of Allan. On the back of the deployment, the first homes and businesses are scheduled to see their full fibre services go live in spring 2019, with construction work expected to continue throughout the year and into 2020. PMK Civil Engineering is delivering the construction programme on CityFibre’s behalf.
With CityFibre saying that ‘almost every home and business across Stirling will be able to access the ultrafast connectivity’ once the project is complete, it noted that it is delivering its services in the city via a GBP10 million (USD12.8 million) private investment, made as part of its strategic partnership with Vodafone UK. Indeed, Vodafone UK will use CityFibre’s network to bring its ‘Vodafone Gigafast Broadband’ to residential customers in Stirling, with would-be customers now able to register their interest in signing up for the service.