8th May 2019
toob are excited to announce that Southampton will be the first city to benefit from their full-fibre network roll out, delivering download speeds 20x faster than the UK average and upload speeds 145x faster than the UK average (source: Ofcom’s UK home broadband performance report, May 2019). For just £25 per month, toob will be offering 900 Mbps average upload and download speeds to residential customers with unlimited usage and no line rental charges, the most competitive consumer gigabit broadband service in the UK. toob will also be providing a business broadband package with 900 Mbps average upload and download speeds, premium installation, business support and the latest Mesh Wi-Fi technology for just £50 per month, excluding VAT.
toob will be investing £50m in Southampton to build a brand-new full-fibre network to deliver gigabit broadband speeds to more than 100,000 premises by the end of 2021. This is the first step in achieving their ambition to pass more than one million premises. toob is working closely with Southampton City Council to maximise the benefits of the roll out for the local community and the first customers will be connected to toob’s network by the end of 2019. The funding for the rollout has been secured from Amber Infrastructure Group’s National Digital Infrastructure Fund (‘NDIF’). Residents and businesses should register their interest here to ensure they are kept up to date with toob’s roll out and will be the first to know when it’s available in their area.
Nick Parbutt, toob’s CEO, said: “We are delighted to start the roll out of our full-fibre network in the vibrant city of Southampton. In deploying its network, toob will create a full-fibre infrastructure that will benefit residents, businesses and public services and enable the deployment of 5G and smart city projects throughout Southampton.” Councillor Christopher Hammond, Leader of Southampton City Council said: “Southampton has a thriving tech sector, which we’re absolutely committed to supporting as a council. This investment from toob will strengthen our position as a digital hub by providing not only businesses, but also public services and residents with a future proof full-fibre broadband infrastructure.