FullFibre Limited expands its Midlands East and West Regions
Network builder FullFibre Limited has announced that it will add a further 26 communities in the Midlands East and West regions to the rollout plan for its gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP network.
The expansion will mean that FullFibre will cover almost 80,000 additional premises and will require around 750,000 metres of new fibre to be deployed. This is part of FullFibre’s wider roll-out plan which has a goal of covering “at least” 500,000 UK premises by the end of 2025.
Oliver Helm, CEO at FullFibre said: “Faster broadband connections are being successfully rolled out across the UK but small towns can often get left behind, so we [are] delighted to be announcing the extension of our network into these areas. Better connectivity in more rural locations will make a real difference to residents and businesses at a time when access to the internet has never been more important.”
According to FullFibre, the FTTP investment in these communities will help address the digital divide between urban and more rural areas. The company says that it is prioritising towns that have been “previously overlooked by larger corporations who have deemed these areas ‘unprofitable’,” although some of the locations that FullFibre is planning to cover are already being served or are set to be served by other gigabit-capable networks.
Locations in the Midlands West region include Church Stretton and Much Wenlock, with more to be announced, while in the Midlands East region the towns and communities include Alrewas, Asfordby, Ashbourne, Barrow upon Soar, Barton-under Needwood, Bottesford, Byfield, Fleckney, Kibworth, Kineton, Kingsbury, Lutterworth, Market Bosworth, Markfield, Moira, New and Old Arley, Sapcote, Shenstone, Southam, Southwell, Stoney Stanton, Thrapston and Woodford Halse.
Due to increasing demands from consumers and an increase in homeworking and video streaming people are in need of fast, reliable connectivity. FullFibre will be providing premises in these areas with access to speeds of up to 1Gbps.