Northampton’s first businesses have been connected to the town’s Gigabit City pure fibre network and are now receiving ultra-fast internet speeds up to 100 times faster than the UK’s average. The market-leading services are provided by dbfb, a Northampton based Internet Service Provider, and are made possible by its use of CityFibre’s 45km, state of the art pure fibre network.

Spanning the entire town, from the centre through Cliftonville, Brackmills Industrial Estate, Moulton Park and Round Spinney, this revolutionary network is capable of supporting whatever digital requirements the future holds. Services such as VoIP, remote storage and a new generation of cloud services are changing the way businesses operate, but connectivity is holding many businesses back. As demand for greater bandwidth continues to grow, those based in a Gigabit City like Northampton have a huge technological advantage.

Simon Pickering, Managing Director of dbfb, said: “Practicing what we preach, dbfb was the first business in Northampton to take a gigabit connection. We are already noticing the positive impact on our productivity and will be excited to follow other early adopters as they plug in to gigabit speeds. We are delighted to be bringing this new generation of affordable gigabit business connectivity to our home town.”

Jason Petrou-Brown, Business Development Manager at CityFibre said: “It’s very exciting to see the first businesses getting connected and becoming part of the Gigabit City project in Northampton. These ultra-fast services have the potential to revolutionise the way businesses operate and as more continue to join the network this will have a hugely positive effect on Northampton’s business community as a whole”

Paul Griffiths, Chief Executive, Northamptonshire Chamber of Commerce added: “Good internet access is undoubtedly critical for business, and in recent years fast internet speeds have become synonymous with productivity. For that reason we’re delighted that Northampton is fast becoming a truly Gigabit City. Businesses now have access to the ultrafast broadband that is necessary to give them a competitive edge in the digital age.”

As the network continues to be extended, businesses are urged to register their interest, with no obligation, at www.cityfibre.com/business.

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About CityFibre:

CityFibre is the national builder of Gigabit Cities, as the UK’s largest alternative provider of wholesale fibre network infrastructure. It has major metro duct and fibre footprints in 41 cities across the UK and a national long distance network that connects these cities to major data-centres across the UK and to key peering points in London.

The company has an extensive customer base spanning service integrators, enterprise and consumer service providers and mobile operators. Providing a portfolio of active and dark fibre services, CityFibre’s 1100km long distance network addresses over 26,000 public sites, 7,400 mobile masts, 260,000 businesses and 3.7 million homes.

CityFibre is based in London, United Kingdom, and its shares trade on the AIM Market of the London Stock Exchange (AIM: CITY). Further information on the company can be found at www.cityfibre.com

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