Nexfibre Brings Full-Fibre Broadband to Over 2,000 Premises in Loughborough

nexfibre, the mega “altnet”, has just announced that it’s connecting over 2,000 homes and businesses in Loughborough to its state-of-the-art full-fibre network. This move is a part of their broader plan to reach more than 22,000 premises across Leicestershire, in collaboration with their build partner and anchor tenant, Virgin Media O2.

This investment in Loughborough is another step forward in nexfibre’s mission to deploy its next-gen full-fibre network across the UK. Recently, they celebrated a major milestone, having reached 1 million premises, with an ambitious target of 5 million by 2026.

nexfibre’s full-fibre broadband leverages the latest XGS-PON technology, offering symmetrical speeds up to 10 Gbps. This means more people in Loughborough and the wider Leicestershire area can now enjoy high-speed broadband and TV Stream services through Virgin Media O2.

Fernando Molina, Chief Technology and Information Officer at nexfibre, shared his excitement: “Connecting over 2,000 premises in Loughborough – and across Leicestershire – is a key part of our goal to provide lasting value to the communities we serve. By enhancing broadband access, we’re enabling local communities to thrive in the digital age and supporting the local economy. Our team looks forward to partnering with local leaders to deliver on our promise of next-generation broadband.”

Jane Hunt, MP for Loughborough, echoed this sentiment: “High-quality broadband isn’t just for streaming Netflix or browsing social media; it’s about closing opportunity gaps, fostering innovation, and empowering people in Loughborough with the tools they need to succeed. I’m thrilled to see nexfibre investing in our area.”

Julie Agnew, Managing Director of Fixed Network Expansion at Virgin Media O2, added: “Over 2,000 homes and businesses in Loughborough will soon benefit from Virgin Media’s services – from gigabit broadband to easy-to-use TV streaming and entertainment packages. These reliable full-fibre connections offer speeds up to 10 times faster than the local average, ensuring that whatever people are doing online, their connection remains strong and steady.”

nexfibre is playing a crucial role in the government’s plan to eliminate the digital divide and achieve nationwide ultrafast broadband by 2030. As a wholesale-only provider, nexfibre is dedicated to building and maintaining a high-quality full-fibre infrastructure, promoting more choice, competition, and reliable connectivity for people, communities, and businesses alike.

Emily Turner

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