UK network builder expands full fibre rollout

Digital Infrastructure, the network builder working with broadband internet service provider BeFibre, recently announced that its brand new gigabit-capable full fibre-to-the-premises infrastructure rollout plan will now feature a further five locations in the UK.

The update also revealed that this time, the additions are all based in the South Yorkshire region.

The UK operator, which started its rollout close to two years ago in 2021, plans to cover one million business and residential premises in 80 different UK cities and towns by the close of 2027. So far, it has produced an early-stage rollout schedule that will see it reach 400,000 different customers. Regarding the actual build, June 2023 saw Digital Infrastructure confirm that had already provided coverage for 100,000 premises and was now selling service packages over 30 of the UK’s settlements including Crewe, Worcester, Brentwood and Clacton-on-Sea.

Head Customer and Operations Officer, for BeFibre, Louise Elliott, commented on the project:

“There is an ever-increasing demand for high-speed broadband in the UK and we’re here to bring next-generation connectivity to communities — particularly in underserved areas. We’re also challenging the status quo with our commitment to keeping the promises we make when it comes to delivering the speeds, reliability, and exceptional service.”

Digital Infrastructure anticipates that its build areas will likely double before 2024 and, as part of its plans, it has added the five new locations in South Yorkshire – Thurnscoe, Bolton upon Dearne, Barnburgh, Harlington and Goldthorpe – with the first location going live in autumn this year.