New TalkTalk company to build broadband network in England, Salford new HQ
Staff Writer |
TalkTalk today announced an acceleration of its full fibre strategy, with the launch of a company to build a new broadband network for Britain. The company, FibreNation, will roll out faster, more reliable broadband to three million homes and businesses.
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TalkTalk had previously announced its intention to invest in a new broadband network and today gave further details about its plans. It has established a new company, Fibre Nation, under an independent chair, to rollout full fibre infrastructure.
TalkTalk today confirmed that the first three towns to benefit will be Harrogate, Ripon and Knaresborough. The rollout builds upon TalkTalk’s full fibre trial in York, which has seen the city benefit from Britain’s fastest internet. The combined footprint will reach over 100,000 homes and businesses.
TalkTalk has today announced plans to relocate its headquarters from London to Salford to support its next phase of growth.
The move is the second major investment by the FTSE 250 telecoms company in the north west in recent years. The company opened a large office in Salford in 2017, which is home to the firm’s technology and business teams. The state-of-the-art site replaced previous offices in Warrington and Irlam.
TalkTalk said the success of its Soapworks site in Salford had exceeded expectations. ■
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