Wholesale pure fibre provider FullFibre Limited has announced plans to expand its network rollout, revealing details of a fourth coverage region as it looks to extend its reach ‘across the north Midlands and Yorkshire’.
In a press release regarding the company’s plans, Exeter-based FullFibre said it will have a regional base in Barnsley, while in terms of the first communities where it will deploy fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) infrastructure, these comprise: Askern, Bawtry, Penistone and Tickhill (South Yorkshire); Bolsover, Chapel en le Frith, Clowne, Creswell, Hayfield, New Mills, Whaley Bridge, Whitwell and Wirksworth (Derbyshire); Boroughbridge (North Yorkshire); Clayton West, Crofton Denby Dale, Hebden Bridge, Mytholmroyd & Ripponden, Skelmanthorpe & Todmorden and Walton (West Yorkshire); and Edwinstowe (Nottinghamshire).
According to the operator, the aforementioned locations represent more than 90,000 premises where ‘every single one [of those] will be provided with the capability to connect to a gigabit-capable internet service as the programme rolls out’. Meanwhile, FullFibre claims its work in these locations will be carried out as part of its overarching plans to reach 500,000 premises across the UK by 2025.
Commenting on the plan, FullFibre CEO Oliver Helm said: ‘FullFibre continues to expand its services outside of dense urban areas and major cities. There are certain areas across the country that are not given the same resources and funding needed for this type of digital upgrade … The additional areas just announced include towns that have been restricted digitally with unreliable copper connections, hindering modern households and businesses.’