Fibrus announces latest list of UK towns for its 2022 broadband rollout
Internet service provider Fibrus has announced the latest areas its new hyperfast full-fibre network will cover. The towns and villages which are “commercially funded” are located across Northern Ireland and in England. They include Omagh, Ballymoney, Cookstown, Downpatrick, Dromore, Coleraine and Banbridge in Northern Ireland, as well as the town of Penrith and Kendal in Cumbria.
Dominic Kearns, Fibrus’ Chief Executive said: “We’re delighted to be announcing our plans for this year to allow customers to know when they can expect to see us. Homes and businesses in these towns have been deprived of proper broadband and competition for too long, so we are looking forward to adding more and more of these towns and villages to our transformative new network.
“We’re just about to complete the build to one of our bigger towns in Northern Ireland, Omagh, and in April we will see the first homes go live in the town of Penrith in Cumbria. Our delivery capacity continues to grow, along with our key sub-contractors, and we look forward to driving the output even further in 2023.”
The latest build will add to Fibrus’ rollout across Northern Ireland and Northern England which has so far covered over 104,000 premises. This rollout includes Project Stratum, which saw a £350 million investment from the Northern Ireland Executive and its partners to bring full-fibre broadband to premises across regional parts of Northern Ireland.
The project will bring gigabit-capable full-fibre broadband infrastructure to approximately 79,000 premises to ensure that every home in the region will have access to full-fibre broadband by 2025. The additional 145,000 premises, which are not part of Project Stratum, will take Fibrus' coverage to over 250,000 premises by the end of this year.
"Fibrus is committed to investing where the bigger phone companies have had no competition for years. Finally, consumers in these towns will have an option to buy proper full-fibre broadband from a broadband company.” Kearns added.