Full fibre to Blandford & Sturminster Newton
by Wessex Internet Team
Wessex Internet to extend full fibre broadband to Blandford Forum and Sturminster Newton from Autumn 2021
Local internet provider Wessex Internet continues to widen its reach across Dorset as it announces it will bring full fibre broadband to the North Dorset market towns of Blandford Forum and Sturminster Newton.
Having built an extensive fibre network that surrounds both Blandford and Sturminster Newton, Wessex Internet begins the next phase of its ‘outside in’ approach as it starts to build from the outlying properties into these towns.
Over 8,000 homes and businesses are set to benefit from the expansion with download speeds up to 14x faster than the UK average. Work on the project will be undertaken in several phases with work beginning in Autumn 2021.
Managing Director Hector Gibson Fleming said:
*“We’re hugely excited to be starting this new chapter of expansion to the market towns at the heart of Wessex’s territory. We’ve already connected many of the villages around both Blandford and Sturminster Newton and this announcement is a natural evolution of our rollout.
As a business focussing exclusively in our local region, our priority has always been to bring fast, reliable broadband to rural communities overlooked by other providers. We’ve seen significant interest from people in these towns who love our unbeatable connectivity and want to be covered too.
Our local market towns play a vital role in creating a vibrant rural economy and we want to ensure their residents and businesses have access to fast, reliable connectivity.”*
Director of Infrastructure Ludo Skinner said:
“We recognise that the rollout in these areas will have a slightly different dynamic to our ultra-remote build and our teams have been working hard to plan for this new type of deployment as we expand our ever-growing capabilities. We are working now to on board additional build resource to carry out these larger deployments.”
Earlier this month, Wessex Internet launched new pricing and a better value range of packages, followed by an extensive rebrand and new website.
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