Solihull's fibre network installation is complete - The Solihull Observer

Solihull's fibre network installation is complete

A FULL FIBRE network has been installed in Solihull.

CityFibre, the UK’s largest independent full fibre platform, has completed the primary-build of its full fibre network in the borough.

The new network is now ‘ready for service’ to over 44,000 homes as well as most businesses.

Solihull is the second phase of completed locations in CityFibre’s nationwide rollout.

Construction began on the £25m project in February 2021 and CityFibre has since laid almost 235,000 km of dense full fibre infrastructure across the town.

While the primary build is now completed, CityFibre will continue to explore opportunities to reach further areas including new build properties, those on private or unadopted roads and business parks.

Bashir Ahmed MBE, CityFibre’s area manager for Solihull, said: “The primary build in Solihull is complete.

“We’re extremely proud of the steps we’ve taken to successfully bring next generation digital connectivity to the town.

“Engineering work will continue throughout 2023 to connect businesses and other services to our network. With the UK’s finest full fibre network under its streets, residents, businesses and public institutions will be able to reap the benefits for generations to come.

“Solihull is a town filled with opportunity and ambition, which is why it has always been such an important build for us. Full fibre is vital for the UK market’s long-term growth, and we look forward to building on our previous success powering the town’s future economic development.”

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