• Gigabit Networks will offer Full Fibre internet to residential properties in Derby where CityFibre is investing £45million in rolling out a Full Fibre network across the city  
  • The first customers are expected to be connected in September this year 
  • Gigabit Networks joins a growing list of consumer ISPs to offer Full Fibre services to consumers over CityFibre’s national open access networks 

 14 July 2021: CityFibre, the UK’s largest independent Full Fibre platform, has announced Gigabit Networks has joined its Full Fibre network to deliver Gigabit home broadband services in Derby.

CityFibre is currently engaged in an up to £4billion Gigabit City Investment Programme and Gigabit Networks will be the latest consumer-internet service provider (ISP) to become a partner.

Gigabit Networks, based in the Midlands, will offer ultrafast, reliable gigabit-speed Full Fibre broadband to some 122,000 Derby-based premises, including schools and the NHS and others in the region.

Speaking of the agreement, Dominika Walker, City Manager at  CityFibre, said: “We are delighted to be working with Gigabit Networks, which will offer an exciting and sought-after Gigabit speed home broadband service.

“During these unprecedented times, Full Fibre is increasingly vital for many elements of our daily lives and we look forward to seeing even more homes and businesses take advantage of what this level of connectivity can enable now and in the future.”

David Yates, co-founder of Gigabit Networks, added: “We’re delighted to partner with CityFibre. Our agenda is to bridge the digital divide in the Midlands. Derby is a champion of industry, ideas and innovation. Ultrafast internet made available to homes and businesses will enable great opportunities for work and home life.”

For more information about CityFibre’s investment in Derby visit cityfibre.com/gigabit-cities.

To register interest in a service, visit cityfibre.com/gigabit-cities


Issued on behalf of CityFibre by Weber Shandwick. For more information or images, contact Scott McLeod at cityfibre@webershandwick.com

Notes to Editors:

Gigabit Networks becomes CityFibre’s latest partner, joining launch partner Vodafone and most recently TalkTalk, which has made long-term commitments of both residential and business customers following the acquisition of FibreNation by CityFibre.  

About CityFibre:

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.

About Gigabit Networks:

Gigabit Networks is an award-winning provider of full fibre internet connectivity, serving the Midlands with ultrafast, reliable gigabit speeds.

As a City Champion of CityFibre in the Midlands – selling only CityFibre products – Gigabit Networks provides game-changing connectivity to local business, public sector, social-housing and Midlands-based residential properties to ignite new opportunities through digital technology.

Gigabit Networks is headquartered in Leicester with teams in Derby, Coventry, Cambridge and Nottingham.


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