Ready to embrace gigabit future

Posted 6 years ago

With our ever-increasing digital dependency, advancing the UK’s digital infrastructure is vital and CityFibre is doing exactly that by taking a lead role in improving internet connectivity across the UK with Gigabit Cities.

Businesses are increasingly concerned about their internet connectivity but connectivity is no longer simply about internet access, it now underpins a business’ entire operational capability.

CityFibre has emerged as a nationwide alternative to BT Openreach for digital infrastructure and Huddersfield is one of the first towns in the UK to benefit from their next-generation, pure-fibre network.  Gigabit Cities enable growth and innovation and act as a catalyst for both social and economic development.  This has been evidenced by Gigabit cities such as Peterborough, crowned “Smart City of the Year” in 2015 – the same year it enjoyed record business start-up rates.

With this new infrastructure in place, Huddersfield’s business community can now realise its enormous potential.  In addition to increasing office productivity and efficiency via ultra-fast download and uploads, the network opens up an array of opportunities for remote data storage and improved data security.

The network is also enabling businesses to become more agile as gigabit speeds allow staff to utilise cloud computing and high-quality video conferencing with ease. 

Previously known as Kirklees Core, Gigabit Huddersfield is now live and providing businesses that are ever more reliant on digital functions with a fully future-proofed network. Businesses across Kirklees no longer have to struggle with a connection that is unable to keep up with their digital requirements.

Clr Shabir Pandor, deputy leader of Kirklees Council, commented: “A new, technically-advanced digital infrastructure is just as, if not more, important than a physical transport infrastructure when it comes to accelerating the growth of a business community.  We are extremely fortunate to be among the areas in the UK that are already benefiting from CityFibre’s next-generation, gigabit speed network.

“Access to this type of infrastructure will support the growth of Kirklees’ thriving entrepreneurial business community, as well as other organisations that seek reliability and consistent speeds from their internet connection.  Businesses should embrace this new network which, as well as increasing efficiency and productivity, will allow them to evolve into some of the most digitally advanced in the world.”

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