UK Truespeed in £22m fibre network investment
Bath-based provider Truespeed is investing £22 million across multiple South West locations including South Gloucestershire, North Somerset and Bath as it accelerates full fibre roll-out.
As part of this, the company has added 12 new areas to its plan, expanding its network to South Gloucestershire areas: Thornbury, Almondsbury, Bradley Stoke, Patchway, Stoke Gifford, and Chipping Sodbury. In Bath, Truespeed is expanding its footprint in Bathwick, Widcombe and Combe Down. Alongside this, the provider is adding the North Somerset areas of Uphill, Banwell and Sandford which are located to the South and East of Weston Super Mare, to its full fibre network.
This latest investment is designed to help bring full fibre broadband to a further 43,000 properties across the region. Thanks to its full fibre technology, Truespeed delivers guaranteed, symmetrical upload and download speeds of up to 900Mb/s for residential customers and 10Gb/s for business users.
Planning and building works are underway, with Truespeed’s build model designed to allow customers to connect to its service as building progresses throughout 2023. In line with its network expansion, Truespeed has scaled up its operations and now employs more than 200 people directly in the local area alongside creating additional work for its contractor partners.
James Lowther, CEO at Truespeed comments: “Access to reliable, ultrafast broadband plays an essential role in everyday life and we’re pleased to be rolling out our ultrafast full fibre network to more homes and businesses than ever before. By investing in multiple communities across the South West including Thornbury, Stoke Gifford, Chipping Sodbury and Banwell to name just a few, we’re providing an enormous upgrade to a vital modern day utility. Truespeed is working tirelessly to improve connectivity throughout the region and we’re excited to continue the rapid expansion of our ultrafast network.”
Earlier this year, the firm introduced XGS-PON technology from Adtran as part of its network extension, in order to help build and connect customers to its network at a significantly faster rate.