CityFibre starts work on Bournemouth fibre broadband network
Repair and maintenance work on a fibre-to-the-home network in Bournemouth has begun, CityFibre has announced.
The infrastructure provider, which acquired the network in January this year, confirmed it had met with local council leaders in April in order to cement short and long-term proposals for the project.
According to the organisation, which holds more than 100 long-term point to point fibre contracts with public bodies, the network will deliver minimum speeds of 100 Mbps, while some homes and businesses could receive up to 1Gbps.
Chief executive officer at CityFibre Greg Mesch said his company's first priority is to ensure the network is stable and all roadworks are repaired.
However, he added: "I want to be clear that as an infrastructure builder, CityFibre will not be delivering services directly to end-users."
Instead, Mr Mesch confirmed, the network operator will be building a next-generation platform that can be used by providers to offer "super-fast services".
CityFibre said its long-term plans include building new infrastructure from 2012, with services expected to reach all homes by the middle of the following year.