ITS reveals latest list of locations set to benefit from Faster Britain full fibre rollout
ITS Technology Group has revealed ten new locations where businesses are set to benefit from the rollout of its Faster Britain networks.
Full fibre networks across Lincoln, Chorley in Lancashire, and Stockport, Heaton Mersey and Heaton Moor in Greater Manchester have now gone live with customers already being installed. While businesses in Accrington and Blackburn in Lancashire, Birmingham, Newark on Trent in the Midlands, and Burton upon Trent in neighbouring Derbyshire will soon benefit following completion which is expected this month.
These areas are part of ITS’ multi-million-pound rollout across the UK having secured Aviva funding back in December 2019. ITS has been installing its Gigabit-capable infrastructure at pace and is on track to pass more than 180k business premises by the end of the year, having substantially increased its footprint across the North West, Midlands, and London.
ITS is also leading on the delivery of 212km of full fibre, known as LCR Connect, across the Liverpool Region Combined Authority. Working with construction partner NGE, it recently announced that the build is now underway with several large sections due to go live early next year.
“I am delighted that we have been able to provide the infrastructure that will transform the digital capabilities of businesses in these ten towns and cities. These are the latest in a growing pipeline that we have identified, working with our partners, where there is pent up demand for full fibre.
“We are proud to have already put a lot of fibre into the ground, increasing our footprint substantially over the last two years. We have also invested in educating end-users about the benefits of full fibre, raising awareness at a national, regional, and local level to help unlock opportunities for our partners.
“Our wholesale model gives our partners access to high quality, Gigabit-capable connectivity that can be ordered quickly through our portal and API. We pride ourselves on our personal approach that is about working closely with our partners, finding solutions, and helping them to sell more.”Daren Baythorpe, CEO of ITS
ITS’ reuse approach to building its networks minimises the impact on local communities, and also means that it can make customer connections far quicker than the industry norm, committing to a 15 working day pledge for on-net installs*. ITS’ partners have access to all its Faster Britain networks as a layer 1 (bespoke networks), layer 2 (wholesale), or as a layer 3 (internet) connection. For more information on becoming an ITS partner and joining ITS’ Faster Britain programme visit https://www.itstechnologygroup.com/become-partner/.