Further expansion for Truespeed’s network as it ventures into North Somerset for first time

March 3, 2022

Bath-based full fibre broadband provider Truespeed has added two more towns to its growing network as it makes its debut in North Somerset.

The firm, which is on a mission to connect underserved communities across the South West, has started rolling out its gigabit broadband service to Portishead and Clevedon, taking it to the coastal area west of Bristol for the first time. 

It is investing £9m in the area, where it says more than 8,000 premises could benefit from its ultrafast, ultra-reliable broadband, which offers speeds of up to 900Mbps.

Truespeed says its state-of-the-art network delivers round-the-clock reliable connectivity with guaranteed symmetrical upload/download speeds.

Businesses and households can use multiple devices simultaneously to stream HD films, video call and upload and download large files with no drop off in service.

The firm is also committed to providing free broadband for life to schools and community hubs passed by its network. So far it has provided more than 100 free connections.

Truespeed says that, thanks to its futureproof 10Gbps capability, the network will continue delivering cutting-edge speeds and crystal-clear connectivity for decades to come.

The firm is rapidly expanding its network having received £100m from Aviva Investors two months ago. 

The investment was the largest funding since Truespeed’s launch nearly eight years ago and the second investment from the global asset management arm of UK-based insurance giant Aviva, following on from £75m in 2017. 

Planning and building work in North Somerset is already well underway, with the first customers expected to go live by early summer.

The firm said its highly skilled teams were working closely with residents, businesses and the district council to ensure the build is completed at pace and preserves the area’s iconic scenery.

Truespeed CEO James Lowther said: “It’s astonishing how many people still struggle with sub-standard connectivity when reliable broadband is an everyday necessity.

“It’s why we’re working tirelessly on delivering the very best connectivity to give our customers peace of mind that all their broadband needs are taken care of.” 

Truespeed, which started out as a community interest company in 2014 to help level-up the region’s digital capabilities, has since become one of the Bath area’s fastest-growing companies. 

Shortly before Christmas it announced it was extending its network further into the Mendips area of Somerset, including the historic towns of Glastonbury, Street and Shepton Mallet.



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