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Freedom Fibre lands £43m Project Gigabit contract

Freedom Fibre has secured another multi-million pound government contract to install full-fibre broadband.

Today’s £43m deal will be to upgrade broadband infrastructure in Cheshire, reaching more than 15k homes and businesses.

It’s part of the government’s £5bn Project Gigabit rollout.

Manchester-based Freedom Fibre will now undertake design and survey work ahead of construction early next year.

“We’re delighted to have been awarded this contract, increasing full-fibre coverage across Cheshire and further strengthening our relationship with Building Digital UK and local authorities across the county,” stated  Neil McArthur MBE, Founder and CEO of Freedom Fibre.

“This investment in full-fibre will end over 100 years of copper-based services and unleash untold potential for homes and businesses across Cheshire.”

The company said it would also invest in socio-economic projects to support people in Cheshire attend training courses or help them back into employment. 

 Councillor Michael Gorman, Deputy Leader of Cheshire East Council and Chair of its economy and growth committee, added:

“It will provide much needed connectivity improvements to areas across Cheshire, Halton and Warrington that are yet to receive the high-speed connectivity that is increasingly so critical for economic and social needs.

“We will support the government and Freedom Fibre and assist where we can in the delivery of this exciting project. This major investment will make a real difference to many local residents and businesses and will benefit the Cheshire region immensely.”

Last year Freedom Fibre was awarded a £24m contract for North Shropshire.

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