May 25, 2021
Netomnia, the gigabit, full-fibre network investor and builder, announced today that it is making a £27m investment in building broadband networks in Canterbury and Ashford, and construction has now started. The company is aiming its services at areas of the UK which have been forgotten by other broadband providers.
Netomnia’s full-fibre networks in Canterbury and Ashford 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 Canterbury and Ashford in July 2021.
A range of initiatives are attempting to address broadband availability and speeds in Kent. However, a step-change is required to provide the counties with the broadband they deserve. Netomnia’s networks will cover 90,000 business and residential premises across both towns and surrounding villages, with construction work expected to last 18 months. Netomnia has chosen MJ 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 an investment to build high-quality, full-fibre gigabit networks across the UK. Its investments will meet bandwidth requirements of homes and businesses for centuries. 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 is vital to the development of local economies like Canterbury and Ashford, and recent times have proven the vital role that good, reliable connectivity plays in enabling communities and businesses to continue to thrive.
“Canterbury and Ashford aren’t just commercial opportunities for me and 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.