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Prime Minister visits Club Doncaster partner city fibre

23 May 2022

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has visited 100Club bronze partner CityFibre as they announce £28m Full Fibre boost for Stockton.

CityFibre, the UK’s largest independent Full Fibre platform, has named Stockton as the next UK town in line for a multi-million-pound investment in its digital infrastructure – a move that will see it join the nation’s growing list of Full Fibre enabled communities.

CityFibre is set to invest £28m in a new town-wide network that will bring fast and reliable Full Fibre-enabled internet services within reach of almost every home and business across Stockton.

Nationally, CityFibre is building new and better digital infrastructure for up to eight million homes and businesses through its up to £4bn Gigabit City Investment Programme.

Construction work on the Full Fibre network in Stockton will begin later this year. As work is completed in each neighbourhood, CityFibre will designate the homes ‘ready for service’, which means residents can choose to connect to Full Fibre-enabled broadband services when they go live in their area.

Greg Mesch, chief executive at CityFibre, said: “We are delighted to be adding Stockton to our nationwide Full Fibre rollout. Investments like this in the digital infrastructure of our towns and cities are critical to unlocking economic growth, new jobs and more efficient public services.

"We are delighted that CityFibre has signed up to Way to Work, our campaign to move more jobseekers into employment and fill vacancies."

Prime Minister Boris Johnson met with Greg Mesch to finalise plans for the rollout and to visit a state-of-the-art training facility that will skill-up new CityFibre employees as part of the Government’s Way to Work campaign that CityFibre recently signed up to.

The Prime Minister has said: "We can see that CityFibre is propelling us into the gigabit age with ultra-fast full fibre broadband.

"So we are delighted that the business has signed up to Way to Work, our campaign to move more jobseekers into employment and fill vacancies."

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