CityFibre, the UK’s third national digital infrastructure platform, is sponsoring The South Pier in Lowestoft for the next 12 months to help protect the future of the local landmark.

The South Pier is a staple of the Lowestoft community with a legacy dating back to 1846. Today, it is a popular day out for families drawn to the suite of entertainment services on offer at the pier, from arcade games to tenpin bowling and food outlets. It is also a favoured fishing spot with easy accessibility for disabled anglers and acts as a community hub for all anglers in the area.

The sponsorship deal will contribute towards the maintenance of the local landmark, ensuring the community can continue to enjoy it long into the future. It comes as CityFibre makes significant progress on its £14m full fibre network rollout in Lowestoft, which will soon give residents access to the fastest and most reliable digital connectivity available. The rollout is due to reach substantial completion in 2022 and will benefit almost every home and business in the town.

Speaking of the sponsorship announcement, Charles Kitchin, CityFibre’s City Manager for Lowestoft said: “At CityFibre we understand the value that strong infrastructure brings to a town, and the joy that the South Pier has brought to Lowestoft since the nineteenth century is a fantastic example of this in action. We hope Lowestoft residents and visitors benefit from this sponsorship and continue to create fond memories at The South Pier.

“Our £14m investment in next-generation digital infrastructure in Lowestoft will transform the town into one of the world’s best digitally connected areas. We hope our digital infrastructure will leave a lasting and impactful legacy in Lowestoft, just as the South Pier has.”

Lowestoft’s South Pier is a project championed by Peter Aldous, MP for Waveney, and Danny Steel, a local businessman, who teamed up to reopen the pier after it was closed in 2013 for financial reasons.

Peter Aldous, MP for Waveney, said: “It’s great that City Fibre are supporting the South Pier, which is such an important attraction for Lowestoft, for both local residents and visitors, whether they are going for a walk or want to fish. This is particularly welcome ahead of the holidays and it is to be hoped that the current good weather continues in the coming weeks, so that as many people as possible can enjoy the Pier.”

For more information about The South Pier, visit www.thesouthpier.co.uk/

For more information about CityFibre and its investment in a new full fibre network for Lowestoft, visit www.cityfibre.com/residential

Notes to Editors:

CityFibre is the UK’s third national digital infrastructure platform. With existing networks in more than 60 towns and cities, CityFibre provides wholesale connectivity to multiple business and consumer service providers, local authorities and mobile operators.

CityFibre has network rollouts underway with plans to pass up to 8 million homes and businesses with open-access full fibre infrastructure. A growing number of Gigabit City projects have been announced for full-city rollouts and CityFibre continues to prime its existing network assets for expansion.

CityFibre is based in London and is jointly controlled by Antin Infrastructure Partners and West Street Infrastructure Partners.

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