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Eccles to receive a £7M investment in full-fibre broadband infrastructure as Freedom Fibre expand

As the expansion of their full-fibre broadband network continues across the North West and Shropshire, Freedom Fibre are delighted to announce that testing has begun in the Salford based town of Eccles, the next location to benefit from Freedom Fibre’s lightning-fast full-fibre network.

Covering an area from Barton City Airport up to Alder Forest and Swinton Greenway Park, once complete the UK’s fastest and most reliable broadband technology will be available to approximately 22,000 households and 800 businesses, providing them with speeds of up to 900MB/s. In preparation for the upcoming build, Freedom Fibre engineers are already on location to conduct testing on the current infrastructure, with a plan to start building the network in early 2023.

The expansion into Eccles is a result of Freedom Fibre’s mission to ensure both urban and rural areas can benefit from gigabit-capable broadband. With Eccles being named Rightmove UK’s ‘2020 property hotspot of the year’, Freedom Fibre’s lightning-fast full-fibre network will bring additional value to the area and support the town’s booming growth. On the upcoming build in Eccles, Freedom Fibre’s Network Director, David Hough, commented;

“Freedom fibre is committed to delivering true fibre connections to its customers, and we are delighted to add Eccles to those communities within Freedom Fibre’s current build plans. Freedom Fibre is deploying a network which will provide reliable, fast, and economic broadband, allowing residences and businesses in Eccles to take advantage of the connected digital world and supporting the cultural and economic boom of the area.”

Freedom Fibre are working alongside their ISP partner, TalkTalk - the UK’s third largest Internet service provider – to provide affordable full-fibre broadband packages to households and businesses in their build areas and ensure digital inclusion across the North West. This directly reflects the Freedom Fibre ethos that full-fibre broadband should be accessible to everyone, no matter their location or circumstance and supports Greater Manchester Combined Authority’s latest and largest social housing digital inclusion project launched by Andy Burnham this year.

Residents of Eccles who would like more information or would like to connect to the network once it becomes available, can register their interest here for build updates and notifications.


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