Businesses Get Better Connected as Gigabit Services Go Live in Huddersfield

Posted 6 years ago

Businesses and council sites go live as CityFibre completes network build

Businesses in Huddersfield are now able to enjoy Gigabit internet speeds – up to 100 times faster than the national average as leading digital infrastructure builder CityFibre completed the construction of its ultra-fast pure fibre network in Kirklees.

The network, which has taken 10 months to build, is now serving local businesses, including Huddersfield-based Ellis Furniture and manufacturer Polyseam and is now fully open for business. Dozens more businesses are scheduled to connect over the coming months following over 400 businesses registering their interest in receiving the network’s services.

The Kirklees CORE will also provide services to Kirklees council sites, bolstering public sector services in the local community. These include government offices, schools, youth centres and council departments.

Commenting on the completion of the network, Neil Aspin, CityFibre, said:

“We are delighted that construction work is complete on the Kirklees CORE and that the first businesses and council sites have already been connected. Finally Kirklees’ business community can enjoy connectivity that’s both ultrafast and reliable – vital for the growth of private and public sectors alike. We urge businesses to register their interest at to take advantage of this opportunity to increase their productivity and profitability.”

Faruk Amin, Sales Director at Abzorb – the first provider partner to deliver services over the CORE network – added:

“We are thrilled to help make Kirklees one of the best digitally connected places in the UK, enabling the entire community to evolve the way they operate through pure fibre. At last, Kirklees can position itself at the heart of the UK economy, powered by gigabit-speed broadband.”

Jacqui Gedman, Director of Economy, Skills & the Environment:

“The completion of construction of the network is a huge leap forward for the digital capabilities of Kirklees. Not only are the council taking advantage of a network that will help improve the provision of council services, but businesses are able to access all the benefits of gigabit speed internet. The CORE offers our businesses an opportunity to transform the way they operate. This technology will allow them to compete on the national and international stage.” 

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