Nexfibre and Virgin Media O2 Unveil High-Speed Fibre Network for 12,000 Homes in Blyth

In a significant development for Blyth, Virgin Media O2 has officially launched its fibre network, extending coverage to an additional 12,000 residences and businesses within the town. This expansion marks a substantial leap forward in the region’s connectivity landscape.

The infrastructure rollout is part of nexfibre’s ambitious £4.5 billion investment initiative aimed at delivering high-speed fibre to the home (FTTH) connections to five million households across the United Kingdom by 2026. With Blyth now included in this network, residents can anticipate a significant enhancement in their broadband services.

Julie Agnew, Managing Director of Fixed Network Expansion at Virgin Media O2, highlighted the unparalleled reliability and speed of the new fibre connections, boasting speeds up to 36 times faster than the local average. This advancement underscores the commitment to providing cutting-edge broadband solutions to communities.

Rajiv Datta, CEO of nexfibre, emphasized the company’s dedication to expanding network infrastructure in suburban and semi-rural areas. By bridging the digital divide, nexfibre aims to contribute to economic growth while ensuring that even remote areas have access to reliable high-speed internet.

This joint effort between nexfibre and Virgin Media O2 signifies a significant stride towards a more connected and digitally inclusive future for Blyth and sets a promising precedent for similar initiatives nationwide.

Emily Turner

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