The US has been off all weekend celebrating Independence Day. But back in the UK, which was on the receiving end of that particular event so long ago, there was some fiber build-out news. CityFibre has won an expansion project in its existing market of Peterborough as well as a new project in Milton Keynes.
In Peterborough, CityFibre has received an order to bring 220 new sites online. The Peterborough Ccity Council is tripling its usage of their metro network, planning a network of movable HD cameras as part of the city's future capabilities. To make that happen, the city's ICT Managed Service Provider Serco will be bringing a series of CCTV cameras, Wi-Fi connections, traffic monitoring locations on-net, and thus CityFibre will be bringing its fiber to various street furniture. CityFibre has 90km of fiber and duct in the city now, originally aimed at 107 public sector sites.
And CityFibre also has a new target for its Gigabit Cities project. The city of Milton Keynes in Buckinghamshire, about 70 miles northwest of London, is bringing them in to build a new metro network. CityFibre will be constructing 160km of fiber network to alleviate the city's meager current broadband speeds. Their launch partner dbfb will be taking that fiber to the business marketplace, while Exa Networks will be taking aim at the education sector as they are doing in other CityFibre markets.
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