British ISP Giganet has struck a deal to will use the CityFibre network to provide gigabit connectivity in a further 22 towns and cities, the two companies have announced. Six months ago Giganet had struck an initial agreement with CityFibre which gave it access to the latter’s infrastructure in five locations – Crawley/Horsham, Plymouth, Portsmouth, Swindon and Reading. Now, according to Giganet the expanded deal will enable it to provide superfast broadband to more than 1.8 million premises across the south of England, covering towns/cities such as: Bath, Bournemouth, Bracknell, Brighton & Hove, Bury St Edmunds, Cambridge, Chatham & Gillingham, Cheltenham & Charlton Kings, Chichester & Arun, Eastbourne, Gloucester, Ipswich, Lowestoft, Maidenhead, Norwich, Peterborough, Poole & Christchurch, Slough, Southend, Weston-super-Mare, Worcester and Worthing.
Commenting on the development, Luke Skipsey, Head of Consumer Sales for Giganet, said: ‘Expanding our existing CityFibre partnership means we can offer more customers high speed internet connectivity than ever before. Whether you’re working from home in Cambridge or starting a business in Norwich, we can guarantee full fibre broadband that keeps up with you.’
Notably, the announcement comes after Giganet revealed earlier this month that it had commenced work on its own full fibre broadband network, following a GBP250 million (USD354 million) funding injection from Fern Trading, as advised by Octopus Investments. As per the company’s plans, it aims to reach around 300,000 premises across poorly served parts of Dorset, Hampshire, West Sussex and Wiltshire with its own fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) infrastructure.