Horwich residents set to benefit from ultrafast broadband boost

Mar 31, 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 Horwich, Bolton as part of its continued expansion across the UK.

Netomnia will provide Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband infrastructure to around 53,000 premises in Horwich as part of an investment of up to £16 million in the area, delivering access to its robust and reliable broadband network and helping to future-proof and diversify the local economy.

Netomnia is partnering with infrastructure company makehappen to roll out its broadband network in Horwich, enabling speedy deployment using cutting edge optical solutions.

Horwich has attracted several industrial and commercial organisations to the town over recent years, and is host to a growing number of small and medium enterprises. The introduction of a reliable and ultrafast broadband network will help to attract further talent and economic activity to the area.

Alan O’Prey, Managing Director at Netomnia, commented: “Full fibre broadband is reliable and fast and we’re proud to be delivering it to thousands of premises in Horwich. We’re rolling out our network rapidly and aiming to reach one million premises by 2023, working closely with our fantastic build partners.”

Netomnia secured £123 million in funding to support its rollout strategy at the end of 2021.

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.