Ultra fast internet to roll out across Dewsbury

Virtually every home and business in Dewsbury is to have access to full-fibre broadband, it has been announced.

Thursday, 17th December 2020, 3:04 pm
Updated Thursday, 17th December 2020, 3:08 pm

The town is to benefit from an investment of £40m in its digital future, as part of CityFibre’s plans to replace the nation’s legacy networks.

The state-of-the-art infrastructure is expected to boost business productivity and innovation, while giving residents access to the UK’s fastest broadband services. The project was formerly led by FibreNation and will now fall under CityFibre’s up to £4bn Gigabit City Investment Programme that aims to reach up to eight million premises.

Construction of the network formally began in July 2019 and upon completion, it will be in reach of nearly every home and business in the town, serving current and future demands. It will also provide a platform for a new generation of ‘smart city’ applications and underpin the roll-out of 5G mobile services.

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CityFibre’s Stephen Moore said: “We’re immensely excited to drive forward with our roll-out plan in Dewsbury. We’re making great progress throughout Yorkshire and the long-term importance of reliable, ultrafast speed and limitless capacity broadband for residents and businesses in Dewsbury and North Kirklees cannot be understated.”