Full-fibre infrastructure build begins in five south Yorkshire locations
Digital Infrastructure is expanding its UK FTTH network (Credit: Digital Infrastructure)
UK network provider Digital Infrastructure has started work on a major infrastructure project to build a faster broadband network in the areas of Thurnscoe, Harlington, Barnburgh, Bolton upon Dearne, and Goldthorpe in the latest phase of a targeted £100m private investment for better UK connectivity.
Once complete, the network will be available to nearly 10,000 residents in Thurnscoe and surrounding areas. The provider aims to leave a positive legacy in society, and its construction uses existing ducts, which means there’s no need to dig up the area’s roads. This is central to the firm’s strategy of adopting quicker and less disruptive build methods, in order to lower roll-out costs, increase efficiency, and minimise the environmental impact of the network deployment.
Lionel Spencer, Delivery and Operations Director at Digital Infrastructure says: We’re delighted to have begun the build phase of our network rollout in Thurnscoe and the surrounding areas in South Yorkshire. Digital Infrastructure continues to work at pace as we aim to provide our build areas with a future-proofed network, that will give the residents an option in these locations to avail themselves of Gigabit capable infrastructure which provides them with consistent speeds.”
The new network is expected to be complete by autumn, after which it will be operated by internet provider BeFibre.