Full fibre broadband set to benefit Hartlepool and Redcar customers

Thirteen customers living in Hartlepool and Redcar are set to benefit from the fastest and most reliable digital connectivity available.

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6 Dec 2021

CityFibre, the UK’s largest independent full fibre platform, has named Hartlepool and Redcar as the next UK towns in line for a multi-million-investment in their digital infrastructure. With CityFibre’s full fibre build already underway in Middlesbrough, this move will see the Tees Valley become one of the best-connected regions in the UK.

Construction work on the full fibre network will begin in early 2022 across both locations, beginning with Hartlepool. As work is completed in each neighbourhood, internet service providers (ISPs) will ‘light up the network’ with some of the fastest and most competitive broadband packages available in terms of both data and price.

Nationally, CityFibre is building new and better digital infrastructure for up to 8 million homes and businesses through its £4bn Gigabit City Investment Programme. It is set to invest £32m in a new network across both Redcar and Hartlepool that will bring full fibre connectivity – the best technology for the job – within reach of every home and business.

Helen Ivison, Thirteen’s asset infrastructure manager said: “This is great news for our customers in Hartlepool and Redcar. It’s fantastic to be working in partnership with CityFibre and to see the project make fantastic progress to give thousands of our customers the opportunity to sign up to Gigabit-speed broadband.

“We’re all using technology much more these days in our daily lives, at home, work and school. We also recognise how an improved digital experience can benefit the customer journey. We have no doubt that this exciting project will make a real difference to our customers now and those we attract in the future.”

Steph Carter-Smith, city manager for Hartlepool, Middlesbrough and Redcar said: “This is an exciting time for the region as our teams get set to begin work on our transformative Full Fibre network – and we think people will be blown away by the difference it will make, both now and for generations to come.”

In the region, services will be available from an increasing range of broadband providers. Across the UK, CityFibre is already working with launch partner Vodafone to supply full fibre infrastructure for customers on selected Vodafone Pro Broadband plans, TalkTalk and Zen, with other providers expected to join the network in the future.

Residents interested in connecting to full fibre broadband can pre-register their interest www.cityfibre.com/PR-Register