Wider FTTP network coverage announced for UK

Brsk, the UK-based broadband internet service provider (ISP) and network builder is currently deploying a rollout plan to create a brand-new Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network throughout the Midlands.

It recently announced that its infrastructure has grown to encompass 350,000 premises, making a considerable increase from the 266,000 recorded on August 8 earlier this year.

The broadband operator’s efforts are powered by a £259 million investment from Ares Management Corp and Advencap, and it mainly focuses its network on areas of Greater Manchester, West Yorkshire, Lancashire and the West Midlands.

Brsk’s long-term ambition is to pass at least a million premises by the year 2026. Among their existing sites across the country are Cottingley, Bingley, Keighley, Clayton, Bradford and Accrington, to name but a few.

The most recent data indicates that it has managed to increase its coverage by approximately 84,000 premises in a mere three-month period. This equates to a build rate of around 28,000 per month, and reflects a decisive increase on the original estimate of 22,000 plus premises back in August.

The broadband operator’s network in Greater Manchester already covers 157,000 premises, and it hopes to expand this to 500,000 going forwards.

The recent build update was included in an announcement by brsk, which showcased how the ISP had been providing a tour of its works for the UK government’s Building Digital UK (BDUK) agency team around their works.

Its regional head commented that it hoped the meeting might lead to close collaboration in the future.