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Fibrus announces major expansion across Great Britain

1 month ago · 4 min read
After great success in Northern Ireland, the company is bringing hyperfast broadband to homes and businesses as part a £200m expansion across Cumbria
Fibrus announces major expansion across Great Britain

After great success in Northern Ireland, the company is bringing hyperfast broadband to homes and businesses as part a £200m expansion across Cumbria

  • Fibrus is expanding across Great Britain, starting by bringing hyperfast, affordable broadband to previously underserved towns and villages in Cumbria
  • As part of the roll out the company is committed to reaching over 113,000 premises by 2025
  • £200m is to be invested in Cumbria, benefiting over 40 towns and villages, including Kendal, Workington, Whitehaven and Ulverson
  • Fibrus also announces appointment of Martin Dougan as GB Build Director, to oversee the expansion

Today, full fibre broadband provider Fibrus reveals its plans for its roll out in Great Britain. In a staged approach, the expansion will see it cover over 40 towns and villages, including Kendal, Workington, Whitehaven and Ulverston. Having already launched in Penrith in May, the expansion is part of its £200 million investment in Cumbria, which will see the internet provider reach over 113,000 premises in the next three years.

With the importance of digital connectivity a crucial aspect of levelling up the UK economy, Fibrus' launch is particularly focused on areas that have traditionally been poorly served by broadband in the north of England. With that in mind, residents of Cumbria will benefit from a faster, more reliable and more affordable network.

While phone and TV companies run slow copper phone networks from the cabinet to premises, Fibrus uses a full fibreoptic cable, direct to the premises, providing world class performance. This hyperfast broadband will bring residents in Cumbria’s rural towns and villages a transformative new service they can rely on, for the first time. Further supporting the community, the expansion is set to create over 200 jobs across Cumbria.

Overseeing the roll out is Fibrus’ newly appointed GB Build Director, Martin Dougan. Martin brings extensive experience in managing major telecoms infrastructure projects as well as growing businesses and supply chains to build urban, rural and ultra-rural networks. He joins from Morrison Telecom Services, where he led the build of fibre to the home networks to support the projects delivered on behalf of Openreach in Scotland.

Martin Dougan, GB Build Director, Fibrus comments: “Connectivity is more important than ever and is crucial to levelling up the UK economy. I am therefore delighted to join Fibrus, a company that can play a key role in achieving this. Our GB roll out plan is as ambitious as the incredibly talented and dedicated team who will be bringing hyperfast broadband to those towns and businesses that have been deprived for too long. Following the launch in our first GB town, Penrith, at the end of last month, I can’t wait to further support Fibrus’ fast paced growth and future success.”

Fibrus is committed to offering affordable and reliable broadband, at a time when people need it the most. For more details on the packages and speeds available, please visit: www.fibrus.com  

The towns included in the roll out plan are: Kendal, Burneside, Staveley, Windermere, Ambleside, Workington, Whitehaven, Keswick, Cockermouth, Parton, Distington, Mayport, Stainburn, Seaton, Great Clifton, Flimby, Dearham, Silloth, Wigton, Longtown, Brampton, Dalston, Scotby, Ulverston, Dalton-in-Furness, Askam-in-Furness, Haverigg, Broughton-in-Furness, Frizington, Millom, Cleator Moor and St Bees, Egremont, Seascale, Grange-over-Sands, Milnthorpe, Holme, Arnside, Appleby-In-Westmorland, Sedbergh, Shap and Walney Island.