Banbridge soon to be connected to Fibrus Hyperfast Full Fibre Broadband Network
Over 7500 homes and businesses in Banbridge are now connectable to next generation access (NGA) gigabit capable broadband services.
The new broadband infrastructure has been rolled out by Fibrus Networks Ltd, Northern Ireland’s fastest growing telecoms provider which specialises in full fibre broadband solutions for rural and regional communities.
Fibrus began work in the area in early April and will go live from the 29th of July, with the final phase going live at the end of August. The company set out to transform broadband infrastructure here, having already completed extensive works across over 120,000 premises right across Northern Ireland.
People living and working in Banbridge will have access to hyperfast full fibre broadband, with thousands more properties preparing to be added to the new network in the coming months.
Explaining what this means for the people living and working in the area, Fibrus Chief Delivery Officer, Conor Harrison said: “Fibrus was established to enhance the lives of those living in towns like Banbridge. It is time to provide rural and regional areas right across Northern Ireland with strong connectivity services, especially as we are seen as being a hub for local businesses and start-ups.”
He explained that the need for a meaningful online connection has been accelerated by the pandemic and continues to be a vital component of everyday life.
He said: “Many businesses have maintained a hybrid model of working for their employees, and similarly, accessing schoolwork online has become the new norm. Therefore, access to reliable broadband has become as essential as electricity and heating.
“The arrival of full fibre broadband in these towns and villages will revolutionise the way families and businesses go about their day-to-day lives. We’re really excited to see more and more rural communities getting connected to our new transformative network.”
Conor concluded: “Fibrus will continue to address the digital imbalance in rural connectivity across Northern Ireland and we look forward to seeing more communities enjoying the benefits of our full fibre network.”
Local MLA, Diane Dodds, said: “We are delighted that Fibrus is providing Banbridge with full fibre broadband which will greatly enhance the daily lives of local residents and businesses by giving them access to a reliable broadband connection.
“As a previous Minister for the Economy, I was delighted to support the roll out of Project Stratum which is a key component in the delivery of next generation broadband across Northern Ireland and I wish Fibrus every success in the future.”
Paul Greenfield, Mayor of Banbridge said: “We are excited to see how Fibrus can positively impact an increasing number of regional and rural communities going forward as their plans to expand start coming into effect.”