Bath-based broadband provider Truespeed has announced plans to significantly expand its full-fibre offering across the city, bringing its total investment in the area to £11 million.
Truespeed, which has its head office, and customer service centre based on the Lower Bristol Road, employs more than 250 local people and already offers ultra-fast broadband to more than 60,000 households.
Now, with the latest investment in its infrastructure, Truespeed will be available to 21,000 properties in its Bath-focused rollout, which will include Batheaston, Bathampton and Bathford alongside Pulteney Road and Henrietta Park.
James Lowther, chief executive of Truespeed, commented: “Since we started eight years ago, we’ve been bringing ultrafast broadband to rural, semi urban and suburban areas across the South West.
“To now expand our coverage in our home city of Bath marks a key milestone for the company.
“With our headquarters and team based here, investing in our own streets to support the city with the benefits of full fibre is a true privilege.
“We’re also proud to be increasing employment, supporting economic growth and enabling innovation across the city.”
Truespeed has said it will be working closely with Bath and North East Somerset Council and the community over the coming weeks and months to keep residents updated regarding any potential temporary roadworks or cabling as Truespeed engineers connect streets and homes to the full fibre network.
James added: “While there will be some initial disruption as we connect individual streets, we are committed to being part of the local community and securing long-term benefits for the area.
“To date we have connected over 150 schools and community centres across the South West, and supported many more clubs, societies, and charities – we are now actively looking for opportunities to further support organisations in Bath to demonstrate our commitment.”