May 23, 2021
Netomnia, the gigabit, full-fibre network investor and builder, announced today that it is making a £15m investment in building full-fibre broadband networks in Kings Lynn and Wisbech, and construction has now started. The company is aiming its services at UK towns which have been forgotten by other broadband providers.
Netomnia’s full-fibre networks in Kings Lynn and Wisbech 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 Kings Lynn and Wisbech in July 2021.
A range of initiatives are attempting to address broadband availability and speeds in Norfolk and Cambridgeshire. However, a step-change is required to provide the counties with the broadband they deserve. Netomnia’s networks will cover 50,000 business and residential premises across both towns and surrounding villages, with construction work expected to last 18 months. Netomnia has chosen Light Source, 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 Kings Lynn and Wisbech, and recent times have proven the vital role that good, reliable connectivity plays in enabling communities and businesses to continue to thrive.
“Kings Lynn and Wisbech aren’t just commercial opportunities for Netomnia. The Internet transforms communities and lives; 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.