UK start-up selects Henley-on-Thames as first full-fibre town

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UK start-up operator, Zzoomm has chosen Henley-on-Thames as the first town for its new full-fibre network, which it expects to start building later in the summer.

The company is building a full fibre network capable of speeds of up to 10Gb/s, faster than the old copper network. The network will be made available to the 6,800 homes and businesses in Henley.

It is estimated that work will be completed in the second half of 2020.

Zzoomm has also announced that it will be recruiting its own regional and field teams locally rather than subcontracting out the build and maintenance of the network. To support this it will be opening a regional office in the centre of Henley.

Matthew Hare, Zzoomm’s chief executive said: 'We’re delighted to be launching our network in Henley, a vibrant town with a strong community. Zzoomm's new full fibre network brings a new competitive offering for both homes and businesses, delivering more choice, more speed and more opportunity. Our full fibre will offer from 100Mb/s to 10Gb/s, so you can pick the speed that suits you, leaving behind the limitations of the old copper network. Henley’s home to lots of creative and entrepreneurial businesses and businesspeople. Full fibre means more opportunities for those businesses to harness new technology, cloud computing and home working. And we are making Henley our home too. We want to give our customers the best possible experience and to build a partnership with the local community in Henley. So we will be opening an office and recruiting teams locally. Full fibre for Henley from Zzoomm means more jobs in Henley.'