FullFibre extends its FTTP rollout to 22 new locations

Altnet FullFibre Ltd has announced that it will be extending the reach of its Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) based broadband ISP network across the north midlands and Yorkshire as part of the next phase of its rollout. The operator has announced 22 new locations, which will include over 90,000 premises and cover towns in South Yorkshire, Derbyshire, North Yorkshire, West Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire.

Oliver Helm, the CEO of FullFibre, said: “FullFibre continues to expand its services outside of dense urban areas and major cities. There are certain areas across the country that are not given the same resources and funding needed for this type of digital upgrade. We remain steadfast in our mission to connect whole communities to ultrafast, reliable broadband and the opportunities that go hand-in-hand with that."

“Our work requires longevity and commitment to be successful. We fully acknowledge the importance of upgrading both residents and businesses to not only to compete at the same level as the rest of the country, but also to receive access to modern digital services and educational tools.”

The 22 locations that have been announced are: Askern, Bawtry, Penistone and Tickhill in South Yorkshire; Bolsover, Chapel en le Frith, Clowne, Creswell, Hayfield, New Mills, Whaley Bridge, Whitwell and Wirksworth in Derbyshire; Boroughbridge in North Yorkshire; Clayton West, Crofton Denby Dale, Hebden Bridge, Mytholmroyd and Ripponden Skelmanthorpe, and Todmorden and Walton in West Yorkshire and Edwinstowe in Nottinghamshire.

“The additional areas just announced include towns that have been restricted digitally with unreliable copper connections, hindering modern households and businesses. We are now in a position to change that,” Helm said.

The new locations, which will make up FullFibre’s fourth region in the country, will create new jobs in the north of England as well as opportunities within the local supply chain.

James Warner, FullFibre COO, also commented: “This activity will bring 100’s of jobs to the area and will mean the towns and communities in our newest build region can look forward to future-proofed FullFibre service through any partner ISP we work with.”

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