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Freedom Fibre full-fibre network rollout confirmed for Leigh

Freedom Fibre has announced that residents in Leigh, a large town in the Borough of Wigan, Greater Manchester will soon be able to benefit from the rollout of their full-fibre network.

The intention is to complete the build in a phased approach across five build areas. Significant planning work has already started, and the physical build will commence in the next few weeks with customer installations planned before the end of the year.

Leigh has over 25000 residential homes and approximately 1200 businesses that will be able to benefit from this new network rollout. Freedom Fibre expects the build to take approximately 10 to 12 months from start to finish, but some residents will be able to connect as each phase of the build is completed.

Unlike many copper-based ‘fibre broadband’ services, Freedom Fibre uses 100% fibre optic cables to carry data at lightning speed directly into a customer’s home or business. This gives users reliable, consistent and faster speeds for upload and download, supporting users to work from home more effectively. Users will be able to download a song in a second, or an HD movie in a few minutes, and you can watch videos online without the arduous wait for buffering.

Tony Moore, Chief Delivery Director at Freedom Fibre, said, “We are delighted to announce our latest rollout plan in the North West, we are working closely with the Council to ensure that we co-ordinate the network build activities in conjunction with other utility/infrastructure projects and feedback so far has been really positive. We will be using OpenReach’s existing infrastructure where possible to reduce the time required for digging works, enabling fibre to be installed in some streets in a matter of hours rather than days but, most importantly, to reduce the disruption to residents as we roll out our new network.”

Currently, services are available from TalkTalk. Registration for residents will be open in the coming weeks so look out for further updates.


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