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BorderLink announces full fibre rollout for parts of England and Scotland


BorderLink, the wireless broadband ISP, has announced the details of the deployment plan for their new 10Gbps capable fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) network around Cumbria, Northumberland and the Scottish Borders. The services will be sold under their sub-brand, GoFibre.

BorderLink secured £10.5 in funding back in April from the Gresham House Investment Fund in order to finance their new plans.

However, other than announcing that the project would create 80 new jobs across various areas of work, BorderLink did not provide any details of the rollout plan at the time.

The ISP intends to concentrate on the initial rollout of full fibre connections across towns in Mid Lothian, East Lothian, and Angus.

The physical deployment of the project began in January this year with the goal of covering 100,000 locations across “several rural towns”, but without a definitive timescale.

The first towns to receive the FTTP deployment include Gullane, Prestonpans, Longniddry, Haddington, Dunbar, North Berwick, Tranent, Cockenzie, Pencaitland, and East Saltoun. Customers can sign up for the service in these areas already, and can “expect delivery over the next 1-6 months”.

BorderLink has said that the list of towns that will receive connections in Angus will be “released shortly”.

CEO of BorderLink, Alex Cacciamani, said: “Borderlink has a unique opportunity to target northern England and Scotland with high quality, next generation 10Gbps full fibre broadband, starting with Lothian and Angus. I’m pleased to be announcing the first phase of our build programme in what promises to be an exciting phase of the company’s growth and development, there is much more to come.”

Customers will receive download speeds of upto 120Mbps with free installation for £35 per month on a 24-month contract. BorderLink’s fastest service will provide speeds of upto 2Gbps for £150 per month.

At present, only a handful of ISPs (Zzoomm, CommunityFibre, and B4RN) are offering packages with download speeds faster than 1Gbps .

However, BorderLink’s packages will come with a fairly restrictive Fair Usage Policy despite claiming to be “unlimited”. BorderLink warns that “customers who download large amounts at peak times regularly will have restrictions placed on their accounts to reduce their download speeds at peak times”.

Harry Pererra
Harry Pererra

Harry turns on his experience in journalism and programming to write about the latest news in the world of tech and the environemtn. When he isn’t writing for usave he is working towards his Blue Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and prefers dogs to cats.

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