This is exciting stuff. After a very successful Blackburn launch, we are now rolling out our ultra-fast broadband network to more towns across the North West.
The expansion is starting in Bolton, Preston and Hyndburn, with plenty more towns and cities in the pipeline.
You might have already read about the new roll-out in a couple of places, but the general upshot is that an additional 15,000 premises will be connected over the next few months alone.
There are a few reasons why we are getting a bit enthusiastic about this:
- We know from Ofcom’s own research that an ultra-fast network can benefit a town’s local economy to the tune of tens of millions of pounds and thousands of jobs.
- The expansion is proof that there really is an appetite for our new generation of wireless broadband technology.
- It’s another step towards our ambition of serving 4 million households by 2022.
Work is just beginning in these towns, with fibre-optic cables being installed via telegraph poles to wireless transmitters throughout the neighbourhoods. This can be done without any of the noise, disruption or expense of installing traditional fibre optic broadband technology.
The transmitters will then send ultra-fast broadband to receivers on each premises via radio wave, starting at 100 Mbps for £21 with nothing to pay upfront for eligible properties.
If you’re interested in seeing what the fuss is about, enter your details here and we’ll let you know once everything’s ready to go.