Connect Fibre to extend broadband deployment to Nottinghamshire

Internet service provider Connect Fibre has announced that it will extend its deployment of its gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network to Nottinghamshire. The network operator, which is aiming for its rollout to ultimately cover 100,000 premises across the East of England, will start the latest phase of its deployment in the village of Edwinstowe.

Stefan Stanislawski, Connect Fibre Co-founder and CEO, said: “I have been visiting Edwinstowe over the past three years as part of the 5G Connected Forest project which generated interesting and thought-provoking results in terms of the complementarity of mobile networks and fibre networks. On my many visits I’ve grown to admire Edwinstowe and the industrious nature of the community here. We are extremely pleased to deliver our full fibre broadband which will be just fabulous to use. Fairer, faster, flawless.”

Connect Fibre's rollout in the East of England is backed by an unspecified sum from the Foresight Group. The provider has already started work on its £1 million deployment in Edwinstowe, a large village and civil parish which is home to around 5,200 people, with the first customers due to go live over the coming months.

The operator is currently rolling out a new open access full fibre network using XGS-PON technology, across the small East Cambridgeshire village of Reach as well as larger village, Sutton-in-the-Isle.

Keith Girling, Nottinghamshire County Councillor, said: “Being better connected is essential for the way we work, learn, and communicate. So having these alternative broadband networks is great news for residents and businesses in the area. As a council we have worked closely with this provider, as they have strong links with Netmore, one of our partners for our world-leading 5G Connected Forest research project."

“Their know-how brought a 5G network to a forest setting so that experts were able to test how 5G technology can boost tourism and the environment.”

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