05 March 2021

Truespeed lights up map of South-West - announces full fibre broadband roll-out in Bath and environs

Truespeed lights up map of South-West - announces full fibre broadband roll-out in Bath and environs image

Bath-based Truespeed has started rolling out its ultrafast, gigabit-capable full fibre broadband network in Bath, propelling the World Heritage city into the gigabit era. In parallel, the firm is expanding its footprint into neighbouring areas in Somerset including Keynsham, Saltford and South Widcombe.

In Wells, where the Truespeed build began in earnest in June 2020, Truespeed has now passed over 3,000 premises. Now the firm has announced that it is boosting its investment in Wells, with plans to connect more areas of the city and continue expanding its current building works in surrounding areas such as Wookey and Coxley.

Wera Hobhouse, MP for Bath said, “Truespeed’s investment will benefit the city enormously as ultrafast broadband connectivity can’t come soon enough for Bath businesses and residents. It’s great that a Bath-based firm is at the forefront of supporting our communities and taking our beautiful city into the full fibre fast lane.”

Evan Wienburg, CEO of Truespeed, commented, “We’re excited to get going in Bath while stepping up the roll-out of our full fibre network in Wells and surrounding areas in Somerset. We’re lighting up our map of the South-West and bringing under-served households and businesses the future-proofed gigabit capable connectivity they deserve.”

On a mission to bring left-behind towns, cities and rural communities across the South-West the benefits of affordable, full fibre broadband direct to their doors, Truespeed’s ultra-fast broadband infrastructure roll-out continues apace.

In December 2020, Truespeed won a prestigious contract with Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) to bring ultrafast, gigabit-capable full fibre broadband to hard to reach Somerset communities. The CDS funding – which runs until the end of 2024 - will enable Truespeed to pass thousands more properties, including even the most remote and rural locations where infrastructure build costs would otherwise be prohibitive.

Truespeed has already connected over 200 communities ignored by national broadband providers. By building a brand new infrastructure, Truespeed is able to deliver 10 gigabit-capable full fibre broadband directly into premises – guaranteeing lightning quick connectivity and cast-iron reliability, even at peak times. The company is en route to its ambitious target of passing 500,000 properties by 2025.

True to its community-first ethos, Truespeed also offers primary schools and community hubs passed by its network free ultrafast broadband for life. To date, over 100 schools and community hubs have signed up.

To learn more visit www.truespeed.com

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