Full Fibre Ltd to extend FTTP rollout to 13 “forgotten towns”
Exeter-based ISP Full Fibre Limited has announced an extension of its FTTP rollout to 13 new towns. The provider, which is aiming to cover a minimum of 500,000 premises across the UK by 2025, has added towns in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Staffordshire and West Yorkshire to its rollout.
The provider began its FTTP build in 2019 in the towns of Leominster and Ivybridge and the Dorset district of South Hams. Earlier this year, the provider announced that it would extend its rollout to approximately 100,000 premises in 11 towns in the South West, West Midlands and Central England.
The latest announcement sees the firm add 13 “forgotten towns”, many in rural locations, to its rollout. Premises in these towns will gain access to Full Fibre Ltd’s network, which operates as a wholesale platform for other providers to harness. Full Fibre Ltd forecasts that the majority of the new premises will be connected within the next 12 months.
The new locations added include: Swadlincote, Buxton, Belper, Matlock, Hilton, Bakewell, South Alfreton and North Wingfield in Derbyshire; Cheadle, Uttoxeter and Leek in Staffordshire; Retford in Nottinghamshire; and South Elmsall in West Yorkshire.
Full Fibre Ltd CEO Oliver Helm said: “We are delighted to announce the extension of our network nationally and are looking forward to bringing fibre broadband to those in hard-to-reach locations. The areas we have chosen are currently relying on ageing copper connections that cannot meet the needs of consumers.”
“As a wholesale infrastructure builder, Full Fibre is passionate about providing end-users with a choice of providers and a competitive marketplace that will drive innovation, better customer service and ultimately, deliver better value for money for all.”
“It is vital that everyone in a community has access to ultrafast and reliable services, and this latest announcement is a testament to that. We’re looking forward to additional announcements down the line as we look to further expand our network.”