Gigabit broadband set for 50,000 homes in Burnley and Padiham

Broadband provider brsk is bringing its gigabit full-fibre broadband to 50,000 homes and businesses across Burnley and Padiham.

The company will be installing new fibre cables throughout the area using existing poles and underground ducts, which means disruption to the community will be kept to a minimum.

Once the fibre cables are installed into the area, residents who want to connect to a broadband service can place an order for fibre cable to be installed from the street into their home.

The full fibre technology will allow customers on their network to stream 4k media (and soon 8k) across multiple devices at the same time, while members of the same household can browse, take video calls and play games without impacting anyone else’s online experience, so everyone can enjoy their online time, at the same time.

Brsk will soon be adding a voice phone service, enabling customers to keep their current landline number and move away from the old copper lines.

Resident are able to trial the broadband for free for six months if they sign up during the construction phase. Brsk has also committed to providing a free gigabit-capable connection to any school or centre of community importance that its fibre passes.

Giorgio Iovino, Brsk founder and CEO, said: "We’re installing new fibre cables throughout these areas and bringing fibre all the way into the home. Our network will provide higher speeds and more reliable broadband to residents.

"We’re inviting residents in these areas to try our full fibre services against existing copper and wireless technologies, for free for six months. We’re confident that our full fibre network is the most future proof technology available as our demand for bandwidth continues to increase. We’re confident they will want to keep using our faster and more reliable broadband service.”

Councillor Afrasiab Anwar, leader of Burnley Council, said: "I am pleased to see that Brsk will be utilising existing OpenReach infrastructure in bringing forward full-fibre to Burnley and I particularly welcome their commitment to providing free gigabit fibre broadband to all schools and qualifying community centres within their coverage area."

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