A pair of UK-based full fibre broadband providers have announced identical subscription milestones on the same day.
Firstly, Aquisss – which offers fixed broadband connectivity over the fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) network operated by BT subsidiary Openreach – has confirmed the recent activation of its 10,000th full fibre subscription, following ‘a big push to promote their FTTP products over the past couple of years’. Commenting, Aquiss’ managing director Martin Pitt said: ‘We have spent the past couple of years heavily focused on our FTTP Full Fibre programme, predominantly through new client growth into the business. The reliability of FTTP, compared to its legacy copper-based services, has given the business a reduction of nearly 90% in support assistance, allowing us to maintain our personal touch with clients, that Aquiss is traditionally known for, whilst at the same time, growing the client base.’
For its part, meanwhile, in celebrating the third anniversary of the connection of its first subscription, toob confirmed that it too has now surpassed 10,000 FTTP-based fixed broadband subscriptions. Moreover, the company – which is rolling out its own full fibre infrastructure across the South of England – announced that its network now passes more than 100,000 premises. Nick Parbutt, CEO and Founder of toob, said of the developments: ‘Connecting our 10,000th customer in September was a significant achievement, but this is only the start. In the coming months, we will start connecting customers in Aldershot, Fareham and Farnborough, so that even more people can benefit from full-fibre broadband at a great price.’
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