British pure fibre provider CityFibre has announced the start of work on its network in Reading, as part of a GBP58 million (USD79 million) investment it is making in the town. It noted that construction work has officially commenced in the Norcot and Battle area, with the rest of the town set to follow. Instalcom is delivering the construction programme on CityFibre’s behalf, using modern build techniques to deploy the network quickly, and is said to be working closely with CityFibre, Reading Borough Council and local communities to manage disruption and ensure a ‘fast and successful rollout’.
Meanwhile, in separate but related news, CityFibre has confirmed signing an agreement under which wireless broadband ISP Quickline will offer fixed broadband services over the former’s infrastructure in four locations. As per the deal, Quickline will reportedly offer full fibre services via CityFibre’s infrastructure in Doncaster, Leeds, Huddersfield and Batley & Dewsbury, with customers expected to be able to connect ‘early in 2021’.