As Freedom Fibre continues to expand its full-fibre network across the North West, the neighbouring towns of Ellesmere Port, Hooton, and Bromborough are set to benefit from a combined investment of £15M into upgrading the digital infrastructure of the towns.
Located along the Wirral Peninsula, nearly 48,000 homes and 2,500 businesses will be able to access lightning-fast broadband speeds of up to 900MB/s through Freedom Fibre’s partnership with Internet Service Provider, TalkTalk.
Freedom Fibre’s upcoming build in the area comes at the same time as Cheshire West and Chester Council’s successful bid for the UK Government’s “Levelling up” funding and will also support the Wirral Council’s Digital Wirral Strategy. The ‘levelling up’ funding will be used to transform Ellesmere Port’s town centre, and Freedom Fibre will bring additional value to the areas by future-proofing the connectivity of homes and businesses, providing residents with a broadband network that is 10 times faster than the average UK connection* and 5 times more reliable than any previous network,** and supporting the Digital Wirral Strategy by ensuring that residents have access to lightning-fast broadband and the subsequent services that are being moved online.
On the upcoming build in Ellesmere Port, Hooton, and Bromborough Freedom Fibre’s Head of Build Assurance, Steven Warner, said:
“I’m really excited to be able to bring our superfast fibre network to the local communities. Full-fibre broadband will vastly improve the lives of people working from home and will give more flexibility for hybrid workers.”
Residents and businesses who would like to connect† can head to the Freedom Fibre website www.freedomfibre.com/connect to register their interest for updates on when the service will be available.
For tenants and those living in multi-dwelling units, a wayleave agreement will be required from the landlord/property freeholder that enables Freedom Fibre to install, upgrade, repair, maintain or replace their telecommunications equipment in the property. More information on the wayleaves process can be found on the Freedom Fibre website.
*Based on data from Ofcom report ‘UK home broadband performance, measurement period November 2020’
**Based on data from Ofcom ‘Building a full-fibre future’ report 2018
†Network availability may vary in some areas