Fibreband launches 100Mbps FTTH broadband trial in Bournemouth

Friday, November 25th 2011
A trial of fibre broadband involving 250 Bournemouth homes has been launched.
Fibreband launches 100Mbps FTTH broadband trial in Bournemouth
Fibreband has utilised the CityFibre network in Bournemouth to roll out an ultra-fast broadband service offering minimum symmetrical speeds of 100Mbps.

Some 250 homes in the BH10 and BH11 postcode areas have been invited to take part in a trial of the fibre optic broadband product, which allows subscribers to upload content at the same speed as they download it.

Those who sign up for the pilot scheme will be able to use the service free of charge. An online checker has been established for people keen to see if the fibre broadband proposition is available in their community.

CityFibre acquired the Bournemouth fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network, which currently passes 24,000 properties in the south coast town, in January.

It intends to start rolling out new infrastructure early next year with the aim of reaching all homes and businesses in the area by mid-2013.

Adam Troman, general manager at Fibreband, said the company's status as a local internet service provider (ISP) means it understands the needs of Bournemouth residents.

It is the ISP's aim to offer "mould-breaking" broadband connectivity that is the envy of other towns and cities across the UK, he declared.

Mr Troman remarked: "We have been working closely with CityFibre since it acquired the network earlier this year and have been extremely impressed with the work it has done to bring this new, true fibre optic infrastructure to Bournemouth."

The Fibreband chief stated the firm is looking forward to working closely with the network operator as its first service provider partner and is eager for additional rollouts to be conducted throughout 2012.

Chief commercial officer at CityFibre Mark Collins added: "We promised the residents and businesses of Bournemouth that we would complete the unfinished work from our predecessors, a commitment which we have kept."

If the Bournemouth project proves to be a success, CityFibre is planning to deploy FTTH infrastructure in other locations across the country. 

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