On the 17th November 2020 Fibrus signed a landmark contract that is set to revolutionise connectivity in rural and regional areas of Northern Ireland.
Project Stratum will radically transform broadband connectivity by extending gigabit capable full fibre broadband infrastructure to approximately 79,000 homes and businesses across Northern Ireland – none of which have access to meaningful broadband services.
The contract is support by two major contributions, namely a £150m investment by the Department for the Economy (DfE) and £15m by the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA). Additional funding was provided directly by Fibrus, bringing the total value of this project to an impressive £350million.
While Fibrus leaders were at Stormont putting pen to paper, our field team were already on the ground installing the first of many poles to launch plans into action. As poles were erected, rural and regional areas in Northern Ireland began to see this investment brought to their towns.
The logistical planning and immediate execution of this work is testament to the commitment and dedication of Fibrus, as well as the skill of our team who are equipped and ready to deliver full fibre to the people of Northern Ireland.