10th April 2024

Portsmouth-based full-fibre broadband provider, toob, is investing £5m building its own infrastructure in Locks Heath and the surrounding area. 12,000 homes and businesses will be able to benefit from toob’s state-of-the-art full-fibre broadband network which offers greater speeds than traditional copper broadband. toob’s service will be ready for its first Connections from July 2024, continuing across Locks Heath, Park Gate, Warsash, and the surrounding areas.

Different from traditional broadband, toob’s  100% full-fibre network uses fibre optic cable run directly into homes, providing residents with faster connection speeds when compared to traditional copper broadband.

After securing significant funding in 2023, toob continues to expand their full-fibre broadband service, helping increase digital accessibility and digital inclusion across the South of England.

As the cost of living crisis continues, prices are rising faster than wages with many people facing difficult choices around affordability. As a result, almost a million people have switched off their broadband. toob believes that fast broadband should be available for all, so despite the difficult economic climate, their affordable full-fibre broadband could be a digital lifeline for many in this situation.

toob also has a strict no in-contract price rise policy, which means customers won’t be subject to costly mid-year surprises.    

With its headquarters in Portsmouth, toob started its service in Southampton. Its move into Locks Heath is hot on the heels of rapid growth across Hampshire, Surrey, Dorset, Sussex, and Berkshire.   

Nick Parbutt, CEO, toob, said, “We are delighted that our network is expanding to Locks Heath, Park Gate, Warsash, and the surrounding areas. toob has been built on our belief that access to fast, reliable broadband at an affordable price is a necessity in today’s increasingly digital world. That’s why we are committed to delivering the fastest, most reliable service, using the latest full-fibre technology, at an affordable price.”