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Depot opening marks start of full fibre broadband roll out across the north west

Cheshire and Warrington 12/08/2021

Dozens of new jobs created to support infrastructure upgrade

Dozens of new jobs are being created to support major digital infrastructure upgrade

The opening of a new depot in Capenhurst today has marked the start of a major digital infrastructure upgrade for the north west of England. Hundreds of thousands of homes will be connected to a new full fibre broadband network, thanks to a partnership between Telent and CityFibre.

Telent is installing connections as part of CityFibre’s £4 billion Gigabit City Investment Programme, which will eventually reach 8 million homes nationwide. At the height of the project, ten thousand homes a month will be connected to the new network.

Telent Infrastructure Services Managing Director, Ric Welsby said: “The massive investment in new telecoms networks reflects the growing use which people have for ultrafast networks

– for home working, study, gaming and entertainment. Our new depot with CityFibre in Chester is just one of the many sites around the country where we need the help of new people to join us to build the ultrafast broadband infrastructure that we all want.”

The need to install and connect more than 4 million metres of new cables has created dozens of new jobs in the Chester area. Telent has a wide range of job vacancies from back office, to operational and managerial roles on offer advertised at all of which are offered with full training available.

Unlike existing broadband services that use copper cable, the new network will use the latest fibre optic cable. As it connects the user directly to lightning-fast speeds, it will consistently offer download rates of up to 1,000 mbps – many times faster than what is possible with traditional copper cabling.

Michelle Van Der Peet, CityFibre Regional Build Director, North West said; “This is a game changer for Chester’s connectivity; people will be amazed by the difference which the full fibre experience will bring to their work and leisure. We’re excited to be working closely with Cheshire West and Chester Council and our build partner Telent, bringing the benefits of next-generation technology to local homes and businesses across the city.”