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Alt-Net Provider

What is an Alt-Net Provider?

Alt-Net (Alternative Network) providers are independent broadband companies that build and maintain their own broadband infrastructure. There are many Alt-Net providers to choose from in the UK, some of the largest are; CityFibre, Hyperoptic, Community Fibre, G.Network & Gigaclear. Alt-Net providers are typically operated by privately funded companies, community groups and not-for-profit organisations.

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