Country Broadband, a rural ISP, has announced that their services have gone live in their first set of South Cambridgeshire Villages.
The villages of Thriplow, Newton, and Fowlmere can now all benefit from a brand-new gigabit-capable fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) connection.
Country Broadband has received £46m in funding from Aviva Investors and has grown rapidly in the last few years - going from having just 16 employees in early 2018, to 116 this year.
The rural network provider has been building an FTTP network across less accessible parts of Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Suffolk, and Essex, and has deployed its services in over 150 villages so far.
Country Broadband plans to connect another 33 villages in South Cambridgeshire and stated that around 3000 premises nationwide will soon have access to their gigabit-capable FTTP network.
Country Broadband’s director of new territories, James Salmon, said: “We are thrilled to welcome Fowlmere, Newton and Thriplow to our rapidly-expanding full-fibre network across East Anglia at such a pivotal time to help our region bounce back strongly from the Covid-19 pandemic.
“We have an exciting rollout in rural south Cambridgeshire and demand for future-ready full-fibre broadband has never been higher. Thousands of residents, many of whom are now remote working, and businesses of all shapes and sizes will benefit from lightning-fast gigabit speeds and bullet-proof reliability thanks to our significant investment in the region’s infrastructure and future prosperity.”
“We pledge to continue innovating, working closely with stakeholders, and keeping our communities updated as we continue to overcome the many challenges presented by each project to meet our rollout ambitions. We look forward to connecting many more rural and hard-to-reach areas in south Cambridgeshire over the coming months.”
The network provider has also announced that community halls and schools in their new build areas will receive a free connection and service.
The ISP has varied pricing for its services from one area to the next, but new customers will typically pay £48 per month for a 50Mbps connection on a 24-month contract. Faster connections of 600Mbps and 900Mbps are also available and priced at £55 per month, and £80 per month, respectively.
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