03 April 2022
A team of broadband engineers is set to move into the town to deliver fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) broadband connectivity that means residents can download a 1-hour TV programme in only 7 seconds, or 500 Spotify songs in 25 seconds, for example.
With BeFibre aiming to reach 80 locations and 1,000,000 premises by 2027, this is significant news for Hattersley – a location which has always featured particularly early on the roadmap.
Hattersley’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 build work starting this month and first homes activated and ready for service in the summer.
The BeFibre team has pledged to have a very visible presence in Hattersley, 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’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/Hattersley 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