BRADFORD residents now have access to gigabit-speed broadband through Zen Internet, as the provider brings its full fibre to the city over the CityFibre network.

CityFibre has invested £77 million into Bradford's infrastructure deployment as part of its nationwide Gigabit City Investment Programme, while Zen is the only Which? recommended provider for broadband 2021.

People living in Bradford can now access a reliable up to 900Mbps service from Zen, in collaboration with CityFibre, which aims to transform the city's digital capabilities.

The new full fibre service can be accessed at a number of speed options, starting at £29.99 a month as a special launch offer.

It is available now to many homes, with Zen following the CityFibre rollout across the city over the coming months.

Compared to standard broadband speeds of around 10Mbps, full fibre speeds would cut the time to download a HD movie from 57 minutes and 15 seconds, to just 38 seconds. In addition downloading a 60GB game would drop from 14 hours and 19 minutes, to 9 minutes and 32 seconds. The time taken to upload a large 1GB file would similarly fall from 2 hours 23 minutes to just 9 seconds.

The company believes that full fibre broadband is transforming customers’ digital capabilities and has the capability to unlock the full potential of every smart device in the home. It also provides a solid connection for hybrid working, entertainment and keeping connected post-pandemic.

Paul Stobart, CEO at Zen Internet, said: “The next few years will be absolutely pivotal for connectivity in the home. Deemed the gold rush decade, the 2020s will see implementation of full fibre across the nation. By 2030, everyone will have made the switch to full fibre. Today, though, people in Bradford can get ahead of the curve by accessing Zen’s award-winning service delivered over CityFibre’s high quality infrastructure.

“As a B Corporation and with an ambition to be Net Zero by 2028, residents can choose Zen with confidence, knowing we are a provider that will always strive to do the right thing. We ensure that our responsibilities to society and the environment are embedded in our DNA. We want to inspire the residents of Bradford to choose the right path when it comes to their internet connectivity, which will in turn unlock the power of sharing, learning, and communication.”

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