Full speed ahead - first Gigabit homes go live in Milton Keynes
Posted by Damien Biddulph on Mon 13th Aug 2018
Over a million homes in the UK could benefit from Vodafone’s new full fibre broadband service following a trial in Milton Keynes. The new services are made possible by Vodafone’s partnership with CityFibre, which has built the full fibre network.
50 customer homes in Milton Keynes will be the first to test Vodafone Gigafast Broadband, its new Gigabit full fibre home broadband service, before it is made widely available across the city. Vodafone Gigafast Broadband runs over fibre optic cables at every stage of the connection, instead of using old copper-based wires. This means customers will enjoy a faster and more reliable broadband service.
Greg Mesch, Chief Executive at CityFibre said:
“Bringing the first Gigabit homes online in Milton Keynes is a great moment for full fibre in the UK and shows just how quickly this powerful partnership between Vodafone and CityFibre can bring towns and cities transformative digital connectivity. Our rollout is gathering pace, with the first homes live within four months of breaking ground in Milton Keynes and more to follow quickly in Peterborough and Aberdeen.
“These networks are future-proof, capable of delivering Gigabit speeds today but potentially up to 40 Gigabits per second in the near future. Milton Keynes is the first to benefit but not the last: CityFibre intends to bring this technology to at least five million homes and businesses by 2025, with Gigabit towns and cities becoming a reality across the UK.”