ITS continues full fibre expansion

Trafford Park, Wilmslow, and Handforth are the latest areas across the North West to benefit from Cheshire-based ITS Technology Group’s multimillion-pound Faster Britain full fibre rollout.

ITS’ Faster Britain networks have already reached many parts of Lancashire and Greater Manchester. The wholesale provider is also delivering the flagship LCR Connect digital infrastructure with JV partners Liverpool City Region Combined Authority, and French civils firm NGE, building 212km of core full fibre across the city region.

The arrival of Faster Britain means that more than 3,000 businesses across Trafford Park, Wilmslow, and Handforth can now access an alternative network which offers a choice of competitively priced Gigabit capable services.

Daren Baythorpe, CEO of ITS, said: “I am very proud that we have expanded our Faster Britain infrastructure across the North West to help transform the digital capabilities of businesses of all sizes and sectors. Many businesses, even those with superfast services, still rely on the aged copper telephone lines which will reach their end of life at the close of 2025. A Faster Britain connection is fibre from start to finish which is why it is fast, reliable, and futureproof.

“The entire build has benefited from our ‘dig once’ approach to reuse existing ducts as we install the full fibre cables. It means we can install businesses faster than the industry norm, and we also minimise the environmental impact and disruption to local communities that is normally associated with a construction project of this scale.”

Having recently secured a further £100m from Aviva Investors to accelerate its rollout, ITS’ Faster Britain will reach 50% of business and commercial premises in a number of major towns and cities across the North West, and is on track to pass 25% of UK business premises by the end of the year.

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