New broadband provider brsk (pronounced brisk) have announced that their 1 gigabit full fibre broadband service is now live with their first customers connected in Keighley; and that they’re expanding their rollout to cover another 50,000 homes in Burnley and Padiham.
Delighted to be connected, brsk’s first customer in Keighley, Howard Flett, said:
“I’ve been really excited while waiting for brsk to come along, I’ve been using Virgin Media because there’s been no alternative until now. I’ve been eagerly watching them building up the street and I appear to be the first one in Keighley. It’s pretty cool…here’s to giving it a go!”.
Keighley is the second town to go ‘live’ as part of brsk’s rollout plan since their full fibre broadband service came online for subscribers in Cottingley back in June this year.
To make good on their word, brsk has already begun work in Burnley, with their build starting in Rosegrove, Pike Hill, Burnley Lane and Burnley North.
Upgrading to 1 gigabit broadband will allow customers in Burnley, Padiham, Keighley and Bingley to stream 4k media across multiple devices at the same time, while members of the household can browse, take video calls, play games and stream without impacting anyone else’s online experience.
Giorgio Iovino, Brsk founder and CEO, said:
“We’re excited to bring full fibre broadband to homes and businesses in Burnley & Padiham. After the success of building and connecting our first customers in Bingley and Keighley, we felt that now was the right time to expand our rollout.
“As part of our expanded plans we’re establishing strong relationships with key build partners and we’ve also grown our brsk team. We’re looking forward to continuing our build ramp up & supporting our full fibre network with best-in-class customer service and support.”
As part of their launch special to customers who sign up early, brsk is offering residents the opportunity to experience 1 gigabit per second broadband for free, for six months with no obligation or commitment. After the six-month trial period, customers can choose one of three packages on offer – 100mbps service is £33, its 500mbps at £39 and 1 gigabit at £49.
Full fibre uses fibre-optic cables to deliver broadband services directly into premises (Fibre to the Premises, FTTP), providing faster speeds and more reliable service than copper-based networks (Fibre to the Cabinet, FTTC). FTTP Networks like these boost local economies by providing jobs, making property more saleable and enabling a much more attractive base for businesses and home workers alike.