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Gigabit internet roll-out planned for Bristol

image of fibre-optic cableCityFibre, a company which builds, designs and operates pure-fibre networks across the UK and markets itself as “UK’s only nationwide, wholesale provider of dark fibre“, has announced plans to offer super high-speed services at speeds of up to 1 Gbit/s in Bristol, V3 reports.

The company will partner with business internet service provider Triangle Networks locally to ensure that firms in the Bristol area are made aware of the services on offer and the 2 companies’ plans are to have 100 customers on the network by the end of 2016.

CityFibre has acquired 82 km of pure fibre network assets in the city and surrounding areas, creating a state-of-the-art, alternative digital infrastructure in Bristol.

Greg Mesch, CEO of CityFibre, said: “Bristol is already a UK leader in digital innovation, but its business community has not yet had the opportunity to take full advantage. This project provides that opportunity and I can think of nowhere more exciting to begin our latest project.”

Bristol Gigabit City will be officially launched at an event in February 2016, at which point a citywide marketing campaign will begin, raising awareness of the benefits to businesses from the Gigabit speed services being offered and enabling CityFibre to map demand for local network expansion projects.