FullFibre has announced that their Midlands East and West regions will expand significantly to provide ultrafast broadband to even more locations. A total of 26 communities are included in this latest rollout which will see close to 80,000 premises connected by ¾ of a million meters of fibre.
Rising expectations from consumers and demands such as increased homeworking and video streaming mean people are becoming ever more dependent on fast, reliable connectivity. Thanks to FullFibre, both homes and businesses in these areas will now have access to speeds of up to 1Gbps, futureproofing the connectivity infrastructure for generations to come.
In the Midlands West region, Church Stretton and Much Wenlock are the first announced towns and the 24 locations in Midlands East include Southam, Kibworth, Fleckney, Ashbourne, Lutterworth, Market Bosworth, Thrapston, Stoney Stanton, Sapcote, Southwell, Barrow upon Soar, Moira, Markfield, Woodford Halse, Byfield, Barton-under-Needwood, Alrewas, Asfordby, Bottesford, Kingsbury, Kineton, New and Old Arley, and Shenstone.
FullFibre’s FTTP investment in these communities will help address the digital divide between urban and more rural areas and will give everyone access to ultrafast services and the opportunities that come with it. The introduction of universal full fibre coverage means any increases in demand for speed and greater quality can easily be catered to through relatively simple upgrades. As technology advances, upgrades will also be accommodated with minimal disruption.
Oliver Helm, CEO at FullFibre commented:
“Faster broadband connections are being successfully rolled out across the UK but small towns can often get left behind, so we 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.”
FullFibre’s extension plan continues with the goal of reaching over 500,000 premises by 2025.