Fibrus expands Full Fibre broadband network to Cloughmills
Julian Simpson, Hyperfast NI; Philip McGuigan MLA; Sian Mulholland MLA; Robin Swann MLA; Ian Paisley MP; and Colin Hutchinson, Chief Financial Officer at Fibrus.
Fibrus, the Full Fibre broadband provider, has announced more than 1,500 homes and businesses in the Cloughmills area are to become connectable to gigabit capable broadband services.
Fibrus is committed to improving connectivity in rural and regional communities. Having already extended its network to over 300,000 premises in Northern Ireland and the north of England, this milestone brings the company closer to its goal of connecting one million homes and businesses.
Highlighting the significance of the development in Cloughmills, Colin Hutchinson, Chief Financial Officer at Fibrus, said:
"Fibrus aims to enhance the lives of residents in areas like this, who have long experienced limited connectivity options. This is completely transforming their everyday lives and allowing families and local people to be able to work from home. You can now be based in a town such as Cloughmills and work for a company in Belfast or further afield, which keeps rural communities populated, alive and vibrant.”
“We’re excited that more communities benefiting from our transformative network. Ultimately, Fibrus is looking to do broadband right by bridging the digital divide, empowering communities with improved connectivity, fostering growth, prosperity and digital inclusion.”
Ian Paisley, MP for North Antrim, expressed his support for the expanded broadband coverage.
“The rollout of Fibrus Full Fibre broadband in Cloughmills, along with other communities across North Antrim and Northern Ireland, will enhance the daily lives of local residents, farmers and businesses by providing them with a reliable and secure broadband connection,” he said.
“Project Stratum, which is being delivered by Fibrus, has been truly transformational for rural communities, with Full Fibre broadband now available to 90% of premises across Northern Ireland – the highest of all the UK nations.”
Philip McGuigan MLA also acknowledged the positive impact of Fibrus' expansion.
“Affordable, high-quality broadband is an essential service in the 21st century and is particularly crucial for families and businesses in rural areas,” he said.
“Local businesses need it to carry out their work effectively, while children need it to do their homework. It has become a necessity for social contact with friends and family. The Fibrus rollout has already made a difference to a number ofcommunities, so I’m delighted to see it reach more of North Antrim.”
Fibrus has demonstrated its support for communities in Northern Ireland this year by launching the Fibrus Community Fund, in which the company has invested £180,000 to date to help tackle digital poverty across the region. This investment sits alongside a new grassroots sports club fund, Play it Forward, which will invest almost £50,000 in boys’ and girls’ sporting activities.
What’s more, Fibrus recently teamed up with eero, an Amazon company, to guarantee Wi-Fi in every room of the house and further improve the service it offers customers. The eero Pro 6E and eero 6+ routers provide exceptional Wi-Fi, enabling lightning-fast broadband speed, efficient coverage and a reliable connection.
To find out if you are connectable to Fibrus Full Fibre broadband call 02890 993230 or visit www.fibrus.com