Broadbandwatcher has recently reported on the events happening with i3 Group’s doomed project, Fibrecity, and it seems that until this day the residents of Bournemouth have been without access to the serenaded fibre speeds (FTTH) since February 2011.
Fibrecity has had a lot of problems, starting with noise pollution, damaging the town’s infrastructure, selling off its UK subsidiaries, and even being investigated by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) into its Total Asset Finance (TAF) at the end of last year, which had provided the funds for the project to go ahead.
Ever since the Group has left its scheme on standby in Bournemouth, ISPs such as Velocity1 and Fibreband, which depended on Fibrecity, have not been able to supply customers with fibre broadband.
It has now been reported that Velocity1 has offered its customers refunds and the ability to cancel the subscriptions without paying any charges.
Last month, affected customers were told that they should not anticipate the service “to be available” for now, however no time frames were specified.
It has also been said that a lot of City Fibre Holdings clients have lost their patience and decided to switch to Virgin Media.
So far, no good.