It seems that i3 Group's Fibrecity project, which aims to
deliver 100Mbps or more Fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) broadband to a number of
cities across the UK will see the light of day right on
According to recent reports, i3 Group has stated that it expects
an even bigger fibre optic broadband rollout in Bournemouth and
Dundee in the early days of 2011.
The project froze in October, however i3 Group doesn't see a
reason not to continue the rollout.
An i3 Spokesman said in October:
"Work on the project has been delayed slightly while the
group's UK operation is restructured to bring it in line with the
company's overseas subsidiaries.
"We expect this to take up to four weeks."
However, ISPreview quoted a
Fibrecity spokesperson today talking about i3 Group's future
"The delay in continuing to rollout the fibre to the home
network in Bournemouth and Dundee has created confusion for which
"As the network we have built to-date has passed 50,000
homes, we have taken the decision to focus on connecting customers
for a short period before continuing the rest of the
"The quality of the superfast broadband and other services
delivered over the Fibrecity network is far superior to those
delivered over a copper, or copper and fibre network, as used by
other service providers.
"We expect the wider rollout of Fibrecity Bournemouth and
Dundee to get back on track in early 2011."