Aiming to leave a positive legacy in society, the project – which is due to begin in May – represents a major infrastructure upgrade for Killamarsh with future proofed fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) connectivity set to be available for up to 19,000 residential premises — many of which might not truly be receiving the bandwidth they’re paying for, currently.
Killamarsh’s full fibre network will be planned, built, and operated by BeFibre’s sister company, Digital Infrastructure, as part of a national rollout, which is backed by £100m of private funding. Utilising existing ducts without having to dig up the area’s roads, the firm’s strategy is to adopt quicker and less disruptive build methods, to lower roll-out costs, increase efficiency, and minimise the environmental impact of the network deployment.
The UK telecommunication infrastructure owner and provider has moved a team of broadband engineers into the area, to begin works to get homes ready for service. With a phased roll-out programme planned, it is expected that Killamarsh will be BeFibre broadband ready in early Summer.
Striving to be known as the internet service provider that keeps its promises – and delivers broadband as it should be – BeFibre will offer download and upload speeds up to 13 times faster than the fibre-to-the-cabinet (FTTC) coverage that currently spans much of the UK.
Commenting on the roll out, BeFibre and Digital Infrastructure’s chief customer and operations officer, Louise Elliot said: “This is a brand-new network that will leave a positive legacy in society. We’re here to bust through the jargon and show communities how their worlds can really be upgraded with next-generation broadband. So many consumers think they have full fibre, for example, but they actually don’t.
“For instance, because our connectivity is full fibre down the ‘last mile’ – right up to your door – customers enjoy the connectivity they pay for, not merely a proportion of it, as is often the case. You wouldn’t ever accept paying for a full sandwich but only getting to eat half! So why is the internet any different?
“This is a fiercely competitive market, but we’re here to challenge the perception that all Internet Service Providers (ISPs) are full of broken promises when it comes to speed, reliability and customer service.”
To find out if you can access BeFibre’s full fibre broadband, visit be-fibre.co.uk/registernow and input your postcode.