2nd October 2017: Businesses across the area will soon have affordable access to almost unlimited bandwidth, symmetrical 500Mbps and 1Gbps internet services.
The move by CityFibre and Bamboo responds to growing demand for ultrafast connectivity and a genuine alternative to the BT Openreach network in the region. A recent survey conducted by both companies, revealed that over 60% of local businesses are languishing with an internet connection below 50Mbps.
Connections to the network can be secured through Service Provider Bamboo, who were chosen due to their experience, extensive local knowledge and complementary ICT portfolio.
Nick Gray, City Development Manager at CityFibre, explained: “We’ve successfully rolled out full-fibre infrastructure to 42 metro areas in the UK, including neighbouring Bristol in 2016. Our expansion into two new areas will help the region reach its digital potential. Our investment in Gloucester and Cheltenham will stand to give businesses and services a modern foundation for growth, investment and innovation and a proven toolkit for increased efficiency, productivity and competitiveness. We’re delighted to be working alongside Bamboo in Cheltenham and Gloucester, as their experience, local insight and diverse range of solutions will be invaluable to aiding businesses take full advantage of the new infrastructure.”
Lorrin White, Managing Director of Bamboo Technologies added: “We’re very excited to offer businesses across the area truly affordable, ultrafast fibre connectivity for the first time through our exclusive partnership with CityFibre. With over 85% of businesses we spoke to expressing an interest in affordable 500Mbps, there is clearly a growing appetite and need for the service.”
“The addition of CityFibre’s connectivity to our portfolio builds on our strong momentum to deliver supply chain excellence and significant internal development during the last 12+ months. As a fellow innovator and disruptor in our industry, CityFibre is a great fit for Bamboo. Their fresh approach, dedication to customer service and determination to move the industry forward are values which are very close to our heart. We are very proud to be CityFibre’s exclusive launch partner in Cheltenham and Gloucester.”
For more information about CityFibre and the Gigabit City movement, visit: www.cityfibre.com