Cityfibre has today announced that Air Broadband has joined their growing national 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network to launch consumer services, which complements existing deals with other ISPs.
Cityfibre has a major £4bn investment programme, which currently aims to cover around 1 million premises by the end of 2021 with their gigabit-capable “full fibre” network and then 8 million across 100+ cities and towns (c.30% of the UK) – the latter target is expected to be “substantially completed” by the end of 2025.
The new network has already won significant ISP (wholesale) support from several major residential focused providers and they’ve now added Cambridge ISP, Air Broadband.
Greg Mesch, CEO of CityFibre, said:
“CityFibre has always set out to be the spark that will drive competition in the market – at both the infrastructure and retail layer. As we welcome four more partners to our growing full fibre networks, we are seeing that competition brought to life. In just over two years, we have created a competitive ecosystem for ISPs that will result in greater choice for ISPs, better services for consumers and a better outcome for the entire country.”
Air Broadband will initially offer services in Cambridge, Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds and Lowestoft.