CITYFIBRE and the Peterborough CORE is proud to sponsor Cambridgeshire Chamber of Commerce’s annual comedy night and black-tie dinner.

Featuring comedian Dean Courtney, the event on June 26 at the Orton Hall Hotel in Peterborough is also raising money for the Magpas Helimedix charity.

Andy Starnes, city development manager at CityFibre, said: “The support we’ve had from the business community during our installation of the Peterborough CORE network has been fantastic; they are as excited as we are to turn Peterborough into a Gigabit City with access to some of the fastest internet connectivity in the world. This is sure to be a great night and a good opportunity to get together for a good laugh in a great cause.”

Since April last year, CityFibre has installed 90km of pure fibre network around Peterborough, creating a new, state-of-the-art digital infrastructure for the city. Businesses and public sector sites connected to the network are now accessing internet speeds of up to 1000Mbps.

Peterborough now rivals cities like Stockholm and Seoul in terms of connectivity and has a future-proof network which will keep businesses one step ahead of competitors both in the UK and abroad.

One hundred new business customers have already signed orders for services from CityFibre’s service provider partners including Businesscoms, Rydal Communications, Consulting Networks and Cyberware.

Mr Starnes added: “As a Gigabit City, Peterborough has a significant competitive advantage over other areas and is therefore becoming an even more attractive place to do business.

“Those companies which are already connected are now experiencing real improvements to their user experience and bottom line. Now we have demonstrated the appetite for improved digital connectivity, we look forward to the next stage – bringing the benefits of gigabit speed connectivity to more and more businesses in the city.”

Demand for connectivity from businesses in areas not included in the original network plan has also been harnessed and has triggered network extensions to four business parks in the city – Fengate, Lynch Wood, Cygnet Park and Orton Southgate. Once connected, these will bring gigabit connectivity within reach of a further 1,000 businesses.

To register your business visit www.peterboroughcore.com. Follow us on Twitter @PboroCORE.

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