ISPreview has recently reported that CityFibre Holdings has spoken out assuring that the company “addressed almost all” of the issues i3 Group had when rolling out a Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) network infrastructure in Bournemouth (UK).
As a quick reminder, FTTH broadband is capable of delivering speeds of 100Mbps and upwards.
Originally the i3 Group started working on the deployment only to be slapped by financial difficulties, a Serious Fraud Office (SFO) investigation and certain damages in the town’s infrastructure, not to mention the residents’ complaints about noise pollution – all of which have brought the project to a freeze.
However, the seemingly doomed project has since been acquired by CityFibre Holdings UK, headed by Greg Mesch (i3 Group’s former President and COO).
ISPreview has reported Mark Collins CityFibre’s Chief Commercial Officer as saying:
“It’s really important to us that we address residents’ concerns. The main complaints during the original roll-out of the fibre to the home network in Bournemouth by i3 Group was communication and the substandard finish to the pavements following the micro-trenching which is the method the fibre is connected to each property.
“We are pleased to confirm that we have addressed almost all these issues with the full support and approval of Bournemouth Borough Council.
“In addition, residents likely to be affected by any future works we carry out will be well informed and all roads and pavements disturbed will be reinstated to the highest standard.”
Mr Collins has also told the source that the company was not alarmed by arising competition from rivalling fibre broadband providers such as Virgin Media and BT saying CityFibre Holdings was there to “help them to deliver next generation services to their customers”.