Sleaford to benefit from Netomnia £5.5 million full fibre rollout

Oct 18, 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 Sleaford, Lincolnshire, and the surrounding areas, as part of an investment of up to £5.5 million in the area.

Netomnia will provide Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband infrastructure to around 18,500 premises in Sleaford, delivering access to its robust and reliable broadband network and helping to future-proof and diversify the local economy.

The company is partnering with Light Source to roll out its broadband infrastructure, enabling speedy deployment using cutting edge optical solutions. Netomnia’s latest investment in Sleaford marks its fifth town in the East Midlands area alongside Grantham, Mansfield, Boston and Spalding in a combined figure of over £44 million.

Sleaford is a market town and civil parish located on the River Slea and Sleaford Canal in the North Kesteven district. Once a town dominated by the agricultural industry, Sleaford has evolved to an economy largely made up of health and social care, defence and manufacturing and has seen development in recent years to rejuvenate the town.

Zoltan Kovacs, Managing Director at Netomnia, commented: “We’re proud to be rolling out our full fibre network to Sleaford and expanding ultrafast broadband capabilities throughout the East Midlands. Our multi-gigabit network will enable Sleaford residents and businesses access to up to 10Gpbs, expanding technological possibilities and supporting economic growth through innovation.”

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.