03 May 2022
Following the announcement – and £100m of private funding – BeFibre has got its nationwide roll out underway to deliver reliable connectivity that won’t leave residents fearing the ‘wheel of doom’.
Striving to be known as the internet service provider that keeps its promises – and delivers broadband as it should be – BeFibre will offer download and upload speeds up to 13 times faster than the fibre-to-the-cabinet (FTTC) coverage that currently spans the majority of the UK.
Such speeds equate to the ability to download a 1-hour TV programme in only 7 seconds, or 500 Spotify songs in 25 seconds, for example. Not to mention the ability to upload 100 Instagram photos in 5 seconds or an entire new-release PS5 game in only 14 minutes.
With the company aiming to reach 80 locations and 1,000,000 premises by 2027, this is significant news for Crewe – a location which has always featured particularly early on the roadmap.
Crewe’s full-fibre network will be planned, built, and operated by BeFibre’s sister company – Digital Infrastructure. Utilising existing ducts without having to dig up the town’s roads, the firm’s strategy is to adopt quicker and less disruptive build methods, to lower roll out costs, increase efficiency, and minimise the environmental impact of the network deployment.
The connectivity will be rolled out in a phased programme, with the first homes ready for service towards the end of the year.
The BeFibre team has pledged to have a very visible presence in Crewe, as part of their commitment to becoming part of the community.
BeFibre’s CEO Charlie Ruddy – who has 30 years’ experience in the telecommunications industry – said: “We first embarked on our journey to future-proof the UK’s connectivity back in January 2021, and things are really gathering momentum now.
“We’re providing local communities with a fit-for-the-future infrastructure that delivers the guaranteed speeds people need now and for years to come. This is a brand-new network that will leave a positive legacy in society.”
To find out if you can access BeFibre’s full fibre broadband, visit https://be-fibre.co.uk/Crewe and input your postcode.
*All references to how many times faster our broadband service is, depends on you being able to access ‘superfast’ type broadband services of 70Mbps (or less) and selecting one of our packages at the advertised speed. Speeds shown may be affected based on the placement of the router in your property or the device you are using.
Further reference in relation to 13x faster speeds: Ofcom Connected Nations Update – Summer 2021