May 24, 2021
Netomnia, the gigabit, full-fibre network investor and builder, announced today that it is making a £12m investment in building full fibre ultrafast broadband networks in Barrow-in-Furness and surrounding areas. The company is aiming its services at UK towns which have been forgotten by other broadband providers.
Netomnia’s full-fibre networks in Barrow will provide symmetrical (equal upload and download speeds) gigabit services up to 10 Gbps (10,000 Mbps). Netomnia acts as a wholesaler to other Internet service providers (ISPs), like YouFibre (www.youfibre.com). YouFibre expects to connect its first customers in Barrow in June 2021.
Though local initiatives have been helping to increase speeds, Netomnia is driving speeds much further; its network will provide ultrafast speeds (up to 10,000 Mbps) and will pass 40,000 business and residential premises, with construction work expected to last 24 months. Netomnia has chosen M J Quinn, the experienced telecoms infrastructure builder, to construct the networks and push the towns to the top of UK’s broadband league table.
Netomnia is making a multi-million investment to build high-quality, full-fibre gigabit networks across the UK. Its investments will meet bandwidth requirements of homes and businesses for decades. Full fibre uses fibre-optic cables to deliver broadband services all the way to premises, providing faster speeds and more reliable service than copper-based networks. Networks like these boost local economies by providing jobs, making property more saleable and enabling a much more attractive base for businesses.
Jeremy Chelot, Netomnia founder and CEO, said: “Full fibre with ultrafast speeds and reliability of service are vital to the development of local economies, and recent times have proven the vital role that good, reliable connectivity plays in enabling communities and businesses to continue to thrive.
“Barrow isn’t just a commercial opportunity for Netomnia. The Internet transforms lives, it’s a great leveller; if you haven’t got it or you’ve a poor connection you’re disadvantaged. I want to see the prosperity the Internet can bring to towns where others haven’t bothered to turn up or have made minimum effort. Netomnia’s desire to connect people, in previously forgotten but now fast towns, and the level of service from our ISP YouFibre is already embarrassing Internet pretenders, and that drives us forward.”
Customers who want to obtain or register for broadband service should visit www.netomnia.com where they will find Netomnia’s broadband retail partners.a