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The rollout of the Cityfibre's new ultrafast 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH/P) network in York has officially resumed after the Christmas break, with organisers insisting there have been no repercussions from recent flooding in the city.

The project, conducted in partnership with Sky Broadband and TalkTalk, told ISPreview that “all council and customer services running over our metro network in York have remained fully operational, continuing to serve the city despite the terrible flooding in recent weeks".

The new FTTH network in the city also saw no reported outages from trial customers.

John Franklin, Cityfibre’s Engineering Director, told "By ensuring no active components are located outside the customer premises and our exchanges, the remaining fibre components are unaffected by water ingress and continue to provide critical services when submerged in flood waters.

"As we continue to roll-out the UK’s alternative national infrastructure, our networks are not only delivering a new generation of internet speeds but also demonstrate their increased resilience when compared with traditional copper networks.”

It comes in contrast to BT Openreach's own local phone and broadband infrastructure, which was badly hit when the River Ouse burst its banks.

There was also a serious power failure for BT's York telephone exchange, although it was resolved around a day later

Despite the lack of a delay in rolling out its network, Cityfibre has still not given any indication when Phase 1 of the project will be completed and when the rest of the city will be reached.



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