Derby set for a £510 million boost in CityFibre digital transformation

Thirteen thousand council tenants in Derby will be the first to benefit from the roll out of full fibre which is tipped to increase the city’s wealth by an impressive £540m.

As part of £45m investment from CityFibre, a state-of-the-art full fibre broadband network is being rolled out across Derby.

Currently 15% of UK premises have access to future proof Fibre To The Premise (FTTP) broadband, however, currently in Derby FTTP coverage is around 2%.

FTTP uses all fibre optic connections, meaning it can reach lightning-fast speeds of over 1 gigabit per second (1000mbps). Current speeds in Derby are around 50 mbps.

It is also capable of symmetrical (upload/download) speeds which is significantly more reliable and is near limitless in terms of capacity (bandwidth), making the city one of the best connected in the country

Construction work has commenced in the Mackworth area, with Abbey, Mickleover, Allestree and Darley set to follow later this year.

In Derby, CityFibre is installing full fibre to every council home property. This will enable tenants to access the connectivity first - thanks to a partnership between the CityFibre, Derby Homes and the City Council.

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