Folkestone and Dover join Netomnia’s ultrafast broadband rollout

Aug 30, 2022

Netomnia, the UK’s fastest-growing wholesale fibre broadband operator, has today announced that its full fibre multi-gigabit network roll out has begun in the Kent coastal towns of Folkestone and Dover and their surrounding areas as part of an investment of up to £16.5 million.

Netomnia will provide Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband infrastructure to around 21,000 premises in Folkestone and 34,000 premises in Dover, delivering access to its robust and reliable broadband network and helping to future-proof and diversify the local economy.

The company is partnering with STL to roll out its broadband infrastructure in these areas, enabling speedy deployment using cutting edge optical solutions. Netomnia’s investment in full fibre broadband rollout across Kent now totals up to £70m, with builds already underway in Canterbury, Ashford, Maidstone and Gravesend.

The introduction of an ultrafast and reliable broadband network will further enhance the economic development in these towns, increasing their attractiveness to tourists, ambitious businesses as well as benefiting residents.

Jeremy Chelot, Chief Executive Officer at Netomnia, commented: “Full fibre broadband is vital to our everyday lives and we’re committed to ensuring that everyone has equal access to an ultrafast connection they can rely on.

“Continuing our expansion in the south east to both Dover and Folkestone is another step in the right direction in our ambition to accelerate the UK’s transition to full fibre.”

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

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.