Hull based wireless internet provider Purebroadband says it will be the first Internet Service Provider to use CityFibre’s dark fiber backbone connectivity network to power its wireless mast sites throughout the city. The partnership will significantly boost internet speeds and network efficiency to thousands of businesses and homes using Pure’s services in Hull.
Hull is a city and unitary authority area in the ceremonial county of the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It stands on the River Hull at its junction with the Humber estuary, 40 km inland from the North Sea. Hull has a resident population of 256,100.
It will also allow the company to dramatically increase its current capacity as it continues to cement itself as a viable alternative provider of broadband to Hull’s 200,000 business and residential internet users.
The deal replaces Pure’s existing network solution that has been in use since its incorporation in 2008. The project is the latest step in CityFibre’s commercialization of its Hull fibre network project. It began a 62km fiber rollout, based on its ‘Well Planned City’ design in late 2014 to deliver backhaul connectivity to mobile operators EE and Three UK, completing all city centre routes before Christmas.
The network has been designed to accommodate current and future capacity requirements from the business community, public sector, mobile operators and datacenter providers. CityFibre said they see increasing interest from Service Providers to accessing business and residential consumers in Hull.