£50m investment in digital infrastructure

Wednesday September 11th, 2019

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Internet service provider toob is joining forces with business improvement district GO! Southampton to boost its £50m rollout of a new full fibre network, which will make the city one of the best connected in the UK.

Over the next two years, toob will be looking to enable 100,000 premises in the city – residential, commercial and public services – to connect to its hyperspeed broadband network, delivering download speeds 16 times faster than the UK average and upload speeds up to 125 times faster.

Nick Parbutt, toob’s CEO, said: “Without doubt Southampton has an outstanding reputation for being progressive and committed to being at the forefront of digital developments both on a national and international stage. It’s a large, commercial regional hub, with two vibrant universities, balanced with a focus on encouraging digital and knowledge-based start-ups. For this reason, we believe the rollout of our network is entirely aligned with the direction of the city.

At just £25 per month, toob will be offering 900Mbps average upload and download speeds to residential customers with unlimited usage and no line rental charges, which is the most competitive gigabit broadband service in the UK. The company will also be providing a business broadband package with 900Mbps average upload and download speeds, premium installation, enhanced business support and the latest Mesh Wi-Fi technology for just £50 per month, excluding VAT.

The first customers will be able to sign up this autumn, with the Southampton network scheduled to be completed by the end of 2021. Where possible toob will use as much existing infrastructure as possible, keeping the need to dig up roads to a minimum.

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