British wholesale fibre network operator Netomnia has confirmed it is extending its rollout plans to include the city of Wakefield and the town of Pontefract, ISPreview reports. With the company currently having reached approximately 90,000 premises across the UK with its infrastructure, it is understood that it had appointed civil engineering firm MAP Group to support its rollout in the new locations. Netomnia expects to reach 71,000 premises in Wakefield and 48,000 premises in Pontefract, although it has not set out any timetable for completing work in these locations.
Netomnia’s managing director Alan O’Prey was cited as saying of the development: ‘We are excited to roll out our ultrafast broadband infrastructure to residents and businesses in Wakefield and Pontefract. We understand how important it is for growing towns and cities to have access to reliable and fast internet. At Netomnia we are committed to closing the digital divide through our robust, reliable network with industry leading speeds, allowing for towns and cities like Wakefield and Pontefract to prosper.’
As previously reported by CommsUpdate, Netomnia ultimately aims to reach one million premises with full fibre connectivity by 2023. Services for residential users are, meanwhile, provided via the company’s ISP partner YouFibre.