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Strong support from businesses for gigabit broadband in Peterborough

Over 100 businesses in Peterborough want gigabit fibre, according to business ISP CityFibre.

Within one week of launching its Gig Up campaign, around 100 firms in the area expressed an interested in having a gigabit broadband connection to their business.

The campaign, which kicked off on January 30th is designed to provide CityFibre with information that will allow it to map demand across the city, ensuring that as many businesses as possible are accommodated in the initial network roll-out.

“We are delighted by the strength of the response, though not entirely surprised,” commented Greg Mesch, chief executive at CityFibre. “We have had excellent feedback from businesses in Peterborough since announcing our investment at the end of last year, and the impression that we get, reinforced by the number already registered, is that they fully recognise the considerable and positive impact that ultra-fast services delivered through the new fibre network will have on their operations.”

The fibre network, known as the ‘Peterborough CORE’ will deliver Gigabit speed services that, it said, are both “accessible and affordable”.

The company said that pure fibre connectivity would put an end to slow and unreliable broadband speeds. It added that with speeds in excess of 1000Mbps, in practical terms this means that even the largest data files can be transferred instantaneously and organisations will have the opportunity to gain true value from cloud services delivering a host of cost and time-saving benefits, long into the future.

“The immediate response to the Gig Up campaign is a positive step for us, allowing us to move forward with our roll-out plans,” said Mesch. “We are on course to commence our roll-out of the Peterborough CORE in April 2014, so we would encourage even more businesses to register their interest now on the campaign website and become part of the first wave of a digital revolution in Peterborough.”

As reported by Recombu, Gigaclear and the Peterborough-based Gigabit City project have signed up ex-BT staff to help spearhead their next-gen broadband battle plans for the area.

Image: Geograph/Bob Harvey

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