Bedford to benefit from £22.5 million ultrafast broadband boost

Jul 27, 2022

Netomnia, the UK’s fastest-growing wholesale fibre broadband operator, has today announced that its full fibre multi-gigabit network is being rolled out in Bedford, Bedfordshire as part of an investment of up to £22.5 million in the area.

Netomnia will provide Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband infrastructure to around 75,000 premises in Bedford and the surrounding areas and marks Netomnia’s fifth town in the region.

The company is partnering with Opals Group to roll out its broadband infrastructure in Bedford, enabling speedy deployment using cutting edge optical solutions. Located within the heart of Bedfordshire, the town provides an idyllic mix of Tudor style homes and was voted as one of the best places to live in the UK by the Sunday Times in 2019.

Jeremy Chelot, Chief Executive Officer at Netomnia, commented: “Bedford is a historic county town, and the introduction of an ultrafast and reliable broadband network will play a major role in the development of its economy, attracting further businesses to the area. We’re upgrading towns and cities in several regions across the UK with our full fibre broadband network, enabling towns like Bedford to prosper.”

Along with YouFibre, an internet service provider, Netomnia has secured £418 million in funding since 2020 to support its rollout strategy and aims to reach one million premises in 2023.

Netomnia makes wholesale connectivity available to Internet Service Providers (ISPs), building the infrastructure for their broadband services. Its network supports symmetrical (equal upload and download speeds) multi-gigabit services up to 10 Gbps (10,000 Mbps) using XGS-PON technology; this means ISPs using Netomnia’s network will be able to offer their customers reliable ultrafast speeds for decades to come.