Work underway to bring full fibre broadband to customers

Work to bring full fibre broadband to every home and business in Middlesbrough is underway.


1 Jun 2021

Construction of the £42m full fibre network has begun in the Brambles Farm and Thorntree area of the town and is being delivered by Map Group (UK) on behalf of CityFibre.

Each area will usually take a few weeks to complete, however, construction teams will typically only be outside each home for two to three days and CityFibre will be in touch by mail ahead of any work starting.

Around 12,500 Thirteen customers in Middlesbrough are the first to benefit from the fastest and most reliable digital connectivity available – thanks to a partnership between Thirteen and CityFibre.

Through the partnership, CityFibre will ensure its full fibre network rollout reaches every Thirteen property in the town via a blanket wayleave agreement.

Once complete, customers will be able to benefit from full fibre connectivity, which, currently, less than 20% of UK households can enjoy.

Helen Ivison, Thirteen’s infrastructure project lead said: “It’s fantastic to be working in partnership with CityFibre and to see the project underway, which is set to give thousands of our customers the opportunity to sign up to Gigabit-speed broadband."

Residents interested in connecting to full fibre broadband can pre-register their interest at and they will receive information when services are available.

The project will continue over a number of years and will extend beyond Middlesbrough to give customers access to full fibre services in Redcar and Cleveland, Stockton, Hartlepool and surrounding areas across the North-East, including Newcastle and Gateshead.

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