CityFibre UK has today announced that they’ve started the construction phase of their £30m project to deploy a new gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP network in the Greater Manchester town of Rochdale (England), which is being supported by civil engineering firm Network PLUS.

The overall project, which is expected to reach “almost every home and business” in the town, aims to reach completion by 2024, but the first services will go live – in gradual phases – for people to take advantage of much sooner. Once areas do go live then the first ISPs to pledge support for the new network in Rochdale will include Vodafone (Gigafast Broadband), TalkTalk (Future Fibre) and Zen Internet (Zen is based in the town).

Once again, the new build forms part of CityFibre’s wider £4.9bn investment…

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