Nexfibre To Bring full-fibre broadband to over 30,000 premises in Sedgefield in 2024

nexfibre, the giant open access (network only, with ISP’s providing internet on top) “altnet” (altnertive network to Openreach), has just unveiled its latest plans to connect over 30,000 premises in Sedgefield to their ultra fast FTTP network. This strategic investment forms part of nexfibre’s plan to extend its reach to over 40,000 premises throughout Durham in 2024. Teaming up with its build partner and anchor tenant, Virgin Media O2, nexfibre is set to revolutionize regional connectivity within these towns! (and it won’t be the first, Nexfibre hit 1M properties passed last month)

This significant investment will impact several areas including Newton Aycliffe, Trimdon, Trimdon Grange, Fishburn, Sedgefield, Chilton, Ferryhill, and Cornforth, highlighting Nexfibre’s commitment to broadening the reach of its next-generation full-fibre network. Following a recent milestone of connecting 1 million premises, Nexfibre is on track to meet its ambitious goal of reaching 5 million premises by 2026.

Leveraging cutting-edge XGS-PON technology, Nexfibre’s network delivers symmetrical speeds up to 10 Gbps, ensuring that residents in Sedgefield and the broader Durham area can enjoy superfast broadband and TV Stream services through Virgin Media O2

Rajiv Datta, CEO of nexfibre, said:

We are committed to delivering high quality full-fibre connectivity to communities and business across the UK, including in Sedgefield and the wider county of Durham. By boosting access to broadband, we are enabling access to the tools needed to participate and thrive in a modern, digital society and stoking growth in the local economy.”

Paul Howell, Member of Parliament for Sedgefield, said:

“The investment nexfibre is making in Newton Aycliffe, Trimdon, Trimdon Grange, Fishburn, Sedgefield, Chilton, Ferryhill, and Cornforth will create jobs, drive economic growth and help provide better services for people locally. This Conservative government has made boosting access to fibre broadband a priority and we are delivering that for local people and communities here in the North East and across the country. I welcome the work nexfibre is doing to increase access to quality broadband and provide the national scale competition that will drive the innovation and progress the UK needs in the fibre market.

Julie Agnew, Managing Director of Fixed Network Expansion at Virgin Media O2 said:

“More than 30,000 homes and businesses in Sedgefield constituency will soon be able to feel the benefit of Virgin Media’s services – with packages that include everything from next generation gigabit broadband to easy-to-use TV streaming and entertainment services.  

“These ultrareliable full fibre to the home broadband connections come with speeds up to 10 times faster than local average – providing local people with total peace of mind that whatever they’re doing online, their connection won’t slow them down.”  

Emily Turner

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