Southampton to become a gigabit city thanks to toob’s £50m full fibre investment

13th May 2019

Tags: Southampton news

• toob will roll out a gigabit-capable, full fibre network to more than 100,000 premises in Southampton by the end of 2021
• toob will invest £50m in Southampton to upgrade the city’s outdated copper-based infrastructure to a full fibre network
• Southampton residents will benefit from the UK’s fastest broadband for £25 per month
• Registration of interest opens today and first customers to be connected by the end of 2019


toob, a full fibre broadband provider, are excited to announce that Southampton will be the first city to benefit from their full fibre network rollout, delivering download speeds 20 x faster than the UK average and upload speeds 145 x faster than the UK average*.


For just £25 per month, toob will be offering 900Mbps average upload and download speeds to residential customers with unlimited usage and no line rental charges, the most competitive consumer gigabit broadband service in the UK.


toob will also be providing a business broadband package with 900Mbps average upload and download speeds, premium installation, business support and the latest Mesh Wi-Fi technology for just £50 per month, excluding VAT.


toob will be investing £50m in Southampton to build a brand-new full fibre network to deliver gigabit broadband speeds to more than 100,000 premises by the end of 2021. This is the first step to achieving their ambition to pass more the one million premises. toob is working closely with the Southampton City Council to maximise the benefits of the rollout for the local community and the first customers will be connected to toob’s network by the end of 2019.


The funding for the rollout has been secured from Amber Infrastructure Group’s National Digital Infrastructure Fund (‘NDIF’).


Residents and businesses should register their interest at www.toob.co.uk to ensure they are kept up to date with toob’s rollout and will be the first to know when it’s available in their area.


Nick Parbutt, toob’s CEO, said: “We are delighted to start the roll out of our full fibre network in the vibrant city of Southampton. In deploying its network, toob will create a full fibre infrastructure that will benefit residents, businesses and public services and enable the deployment of 5G and smart city projects throughout Southampton.”


Councillor Christopher Hammond, Leader of Southampton City Council said: “Southampton has a thriving tech sector, which we’re absolutely committed to supporting as a council. This investment from toob will strengthen our position as a digital hub by providing not only businesses, but also public services and residents with a future proof full fibre broadband infrastructure.”


For further information please contact:

Rubie Poonia
rubie.poonia@toob.co.uk


Amber Infrastructure:
Erica Sibree
+44 (0)20 7939 0558
erica.sibree@amberinfrastructure.com


(*) Speed comparison - based on UK average download speeds 46.2Mbps and UK average upload speeds of 6.2Mbps from Ofcom’s UK home broadband performance report released May 2018.


Source: Invest in Southampton

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