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Jo Churchill takes closer look at Bury's full fibre network site

Jo Churchill has been to take a look at the full fibre network site which will bring faster broadband to residents across Bury St Edmunds.

The MP for Bury St Edmunds toured the site in Moreton Hall to see how construction is going, and take a look at the next generation technology that is replacing the old and slower copper-based network.

The new 'gigabit-capable' network is being constructed by CityFibre and will cost around £8 million to complete.

Charles Kitchin and Jo Churchill at the site in Moreton Hall (38527559)
Charles Kitchin and Jo Churchill at the site in Moreton Hall (38527559)

Jo Churchill said: "It was great to visit the team at CityFibre and learn more about their crucial work in providing the right digital infrastructure to benefit residents, business and communities for decades to come.

"This Full Fibre network in Bury St Edmunds has never been more needed and I am delighted to see such investment and commitment taking place within my constituency."

The project started back in March this year, and once completed, will put Bury in the top tier of all UK cities for connectivity.

CityFibre is leading the project (38527648)
CityFibre is leading the project (38527648)

All workers on site are being urged to follow social distancing rules to ensure the project runs as safely as possible.

Charles Kitchin, CityFibre’s city manager for Bury St Edmunds, said: "We were delighted to welcome Jo to our full fibre site in order to raise awareness of how our state-of-the-art network will underpin the town’s future growth and investment.

"Full Fibre has the potential to add millions into the local economy and transform everyday life, from working effectively at home to accessing e-healthcare.

"It’s great to see that there is huge enthusiasm for our rollout and as we continue to gain momentum, we’re excited to be connecting more and more customers and businesses."