Truespeed broadband avaiable to 75,000 properties
May 16, 2023
Truespeed, the independent broadband provider, has reported a strong start to 2023. The Bath-based full-fibre broadband provider has extended its footprint by 25 per cent in the first five months of the year, now offering ultrafast broadband to 75,000 properties. The figures represent a 364 per cent growth in Truespeed’s network rollout in comparison to the same period last year.
This year the company has invested an additional £6 million into its home city of Bath, expanding the network to properties in Batheaston, Bathampton and Bathford alongside notable landmarks such as Pulteney Road and Henrietta Park. Truespeed has also extended its coverage further into rural and semi-urban towns and villages across the region, as part of a £24 million investment in Somerset and Wiltshire. The company’s ultrafast broadband can now also be accessed by 27,500 properties across Frome, Faulkland, Trowbridge, Mark, Woolavington and Walton.
The company has also seen further growth this year, now connecting more than 15,000 customers across the region, an increase of 15 per cent and now employing 270 local team members.
Truespeed says this growth has been driven by the its investment in full-fibre infrastructure in the region. Truespeed has continued to build and own its proprietary network across the region, offering an independent local alternative to the big household-name broadband providers.
Truespeed says it is on target to meet the its ambitions to double its network footprint and customer numbers in 2023.
James Lowther, chief executive, Truespeed, commented: “Since we started in 2014, our focus has been on providing local people with a network they can trust. The South West is one of the UK’s most underserved regions for broadband and we are on a mission to bridge the digital divide and deliver high quality, reliable broadband at affordable pricing to communities across the region.”
Truespeed offers broadband packages starting from 150 Mbps and guaranteed speeds as fast as 900 Mbps. The average home internet speed in the UK is less than 60 Mbps.