British pure fibre provider CityFibre has announced that, having invested in excess of GBP30 million (USD39 million) on its rollout of fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) technology in Peterborough as part of its strategic partnership with Vodafone, it has now connected the first households to the network. In a press release regarding the development, CityFibre noted that more than 80km of cable has been laid to date, with work now ‘largely complete’ in Garton End, New England, Paston, Dogsthorpe and Newark and currently expanding out of these areas. Looking ahead, The Ortons, in the south of the city, is the next area where construction will get underway later this month.
Meanwhile, in separate CityFibre-related news, the company has announced that it has partnered with secure managed network services provider MLL Telecom to build, operate and own a 114km dark fibre spine network spanning ten towns in the county of Suffolk. This will be used to connect more than 300 public sector sites, with MLL Telecom having been awarded a 20-year contract by Suffolk County Council to extend the county’s existing Wide Area Network (WAN) to connect over 600 key public sector sites and provide them with ultrafast services.