Lit Fibre goes live in Wiltshire; network deployment underway in two more counties

30 Sep 2021

Lit Fibre, a new British altnet and ISP, has begun connecting the first customers to its in-deployment fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) network in Wiltshire, while also confirming work on its rollout in Gloucestershire and Hertfordshire has gotten underway. According to ISPreview, with work on Lit Fibre’s network rollout in Hertfordshire having begun back in March 2021, it has begun accepting customers in the Monkton Park area of Chippenham, while the network is expected to go live in other areas of the town in the ‘coming months’.

With regards to its now-started deployments in Cirencester (Gloucestershire) and Bishop’s Stortford (Hertfordshire), meanwhile, the operator has said it expects the first services to go live in these areas in ‘late 2021’. Commenting, Lit Fibre CEO Tom Williams was cited as saying: ‘We’re really pleased to announce our deployment in Bishop’s Stortford and Cirencester. We’ve focused on accelerating our deployment teams so that we can bring better broadband to more homes that desperately need upgrading to full-fibre.’

In terms of the company’s longer-term aims, it is said to be targeting coverage of around half a million UK premises by 2026.

United Kingdom, Lit Fibre (formerly Broadreach Networks)