Netomnia adds Livingston to its full fibre rollout in Scotland

Oct 11, 2022

Netomnia, the UK’s fastest-growing wholesale fibre broadband operator, has announced that its full fibre multi-gigabit network rollout in Livingston is now underway as part of an investment of up to £20 million in the area.

Netomnia will provide digital broadband infrastructure to around 67,000 premises in Livingston and the surrounding areas, delivering access to its robust and reliable broadband network and helping to future-proof and diversify the local economy.

Netomnia’s latest investment in Livingston builds on its existing presence in Scotland, where it is already building its network in five other locations; Coatbridge, East Kilbride, Falkirk, Hamilton and Irvine.

The latest announcement means Netomnia will be investing over £100 million in Scotland, providing infrastructure to around 350,000 premises. Being the largest town in West Lothian, Livingston is a thriving centre which attracts many tourists to the area. It is also easily accessible from Glasgow and Edinburgh, which has attracted new businesses to the area. The introduction of an ultrafast and reliable broadband network will continue its development and ensure it goes from strength to strength.

Jeremy Chelot, Chief Executive Officer at Netomnia, commented: “Netomnia is working to accelerate the UK’s transition to fibre and we’re delighted to be bringing our network to thousands more premises in Scotland.

“Our network will enable businesses and residents in Livingston to unlock the digital potential that full fibre broadband brings, at a time where we are seeing even more people working from home and using multiple devices at once.”

Along with YouFibre, an internet service provider, Netomnia has secured £418 million in funding since 2020 to support its rollout strategy and will soon be starting its first rollout in Northern Ireland, in a bid to become the first alt-net with network present in all four countries in the UK.

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.