10,000 broadband jobs to be created
Broadband company CityFibre has said it will create up to 10,000 new jobs over the next three years to help upgrade Britain’s digital infrastructure to full fibre, known as ‘gold-standard’ fast broadband.
The government aims to deploy gold-standard fast broadband across the nation by 2025, mainly delivered via fibre optic connections to households.
Reuters reports that CityFibre said wherever possible individuals would be recruited from the town or city identified for rollout, boosting local employment and economies.
It also said it would target groups such as service-leavers and those now unemployed as a result of the coronavirus crisis, as well as women and individuals from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, both of which were significantly under-represented in the construction industry.