Bedford gets £22.5m ultrafast broadband boost

75,000 premises are set to benefit

By Clare Turner
Friday, 29th July 2022, 12:05 pm

Netomnia is rolling out its full fibre multi-gigabit network in Bedford as part of an investment of up to £22.5 million in the town.

The company will provide fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) broadband infrastructure to around 75,000 premises in Bedford and the surrounding areas.

The fibre broadband operator is partnering with Opals Group to roll out its broadband infrastructure in Bedford.

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Jeremy Chelot, chief executive officer at Netomnia, said: “Bedford is a historic county town, and the introduction of an ultrafast and reliable broadband network will play a major role in the development of its economy, attracting further businesses to the area.

“We’re upgrading towns and cities in several regions across the UK with our full-fibre broadband network, enabling towns like Bedford to prosper.”

Along with YouFibre, an internet service provider, Netomnia has secured £418 million in funding since 2020 to support its rollout strategy and aims to reach one million premises in 2023.