Construction on new full fibre network begins in Scunthorpe

Existing infrastructure will be used in the build meaning it should be completed by mid-March 2021.  

ITS Technology has begun work on a new gigabit capable full fibre network in Scunthorpe, the North Lincolnshire Council has announced. 

It forms part of their Faster Britain project which aims to help the government reach its goal of giving everybody in the UK access to “gigabit-capable connectivity” by 2025. 

The network is set to run all the way through the centre of town out to the Foxhills Industrial Estate, meaning that both homes and businesses will be able to take advantage of these ultrafast speeds 

The build is expected to be finished rather quickly with a current completion date of mid-March 2021. This is due to ITS being able to reuse certain existing infrastructure which should also result in far less disruption to Scunthorpe’s streets. 

According to ISPreview, this could be “the start of a much wider network in the region” if all goes smoothly with the project.

“I’m delighted that ITS is investing in a new full fibre network which will support business growth in Scunthorpe,” said Rob Waltham, the leader of North Lincolnshire Council.

“There is no doubt that fibre networks are the future of modern economies and this new investment will help the whole of North Lincolnshire in its economic growth.”

Virgin Media also has a presence in Scunthorpe and their own gigabit-capable network is available to the majority of residents in the area.

Source: ISPreview

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