Tunbridge Wells to receive full fibre broadband boost

Oct 11, 2022

Netomnia, the UK’s fastest-growing wholesale fibre broadband operator, has announced that its full fibre multi-gigabit network rollout in Tunbridge Wells is now underway as part of an investment of up to £15.9 million in the area.

Netomnia will provide digital broadband infrastructure to around 53,000 premises in Tunbridge Wells 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 builds on its existing presence in Kent, where it is already building its network in six other locations: Ashford, Canterbury, Dover, Folkestone, Gravesend, and Maidstone. In total, Netomnia is presently investing up to £84 million in Kent, providing digital infrastructure to around 228,000 premises.

Zoltan Kovacs, Managing Director at Netomnia, commented: “We are delighted to be extending our network presence in Kent to bring the benefits of ultrafast broadband infrastructure to thousands more across the county.

“Our network will enable businesses and residents 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.