CityFibre is undertaking work in the city as part of a £4.9 million, 20-year contract with the City of Wolverhampton Council to provide future-proof full fibre connectivity.
The contract, which supports the council’s Digital Infrastructure Strategy, will see council buildings, including schools, libraries, community centres, and offices benefit from gigabit connectivity. The solution will then be extended to residential properties, helping meet the growing demand from residents for digital services and support the improvement of educational resources, whilst bridging the digital divide.
The project is being made possible through the Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Local Full Fibre Network (LFFN) Challenge Fund, which provides local bodies with an opportunity to develop gigabit-capable connectivity to boost local economies. CityFibre will design, build, operate and own the network, providing Wolverhampton with future-proof full fibre connectivity that will underpin the city’s next phase of technological transformation.
Local authorities around the country are realising the potential of full fibre to transform places like Wolverhampton into modern, fully connected, digital cities, whilst addressing economic recovery. By choosing a full fibre network, local authorities will be able to future-proof vital public sector infrastructure for generations to come.Bashir Ahmed, City Manager for Wolverhampton at CityFibre
What does this mean for residents?
Gigabit connectivity means residents will have access to 1000Mbps full fibre connections that present a whole host of benefits, including no buffering, being able to embrace smart home technologies, flexible homeworking and learning opportunities, and better online home entertainment.
If your building is due to be upgraded, CityFibre will contact you direct to advise you what to expect and who you can talk to for further information. They are keen to work with residents to minimise any disruption.