Fast-growing Truespeed promises full fibre broadband for its home city as it expands across South West

February 12, 2021

Bath-based broadband provider Truespeed has started rolling out its ultrafast network in its home city for the first time after nearly seven years providing rural areas and market towns with full fibre connectivity.

The firm, based on Lower Bristol Road, was launched in 2014 by three investors fed up with poor broadband in their homes and three years later secured a £75m investment from Aviva Investors. 

It has since been on a mission to bring what it calls left-behind towns, cities and rural communities across the South West the benefits of affordable, full fibre broadband direct to their doors.

It has built new infrastructure that enables it to deliver 10 gigabit-capable full fibre broadband directly into houses and business premises, providing a high-performance, highly reliable and future-proofed connection.

As well as bringing its network to Bath, Truespeed is also expanding its footprint into neighbouring areas including Keynsham and Saltford.

It is also boosting its investment in Wells, where it launched last summer and has now passed more than 3,000 premises, and plans to connect more areas of the city while expanding its building works in surrounding villages such as Wookey and Coxley.

Truespeed CEO Evan Wienburg said: “We’re excited to get going in Bath while stepping up the roll-out of our full fibre network in Wells and surrounding areas in Somerset.

“We’re lighting up our map of the South West and bringing under-served households and businesses the future-proofed gigabit capable connectivity they deserve.”

He said the firm had already connected more than 200 communities ignored by national broadband providers and was on its way to meet its ambitious target of passing 500,000 properties by 2025.

Bath MP Wera Hobhouse welcomed the firm’s move into the city. She said: “Truespeed’s investment will benefit Bath enormously as ultrafast broadband connectivity can’t come soon enough for its businesses and residents.

“It’s great that a Bath-based firm is at the forefront of supporting our communities and taking our beautiful city into the full fibre fast lane.”

Truespeed also offers primary schools and community hubs passed by its network free ultrafast broadband for life. So far more than 100 schools and community hubs have signed up.





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