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Preston to be one of the first to get new full-fibre broadband network

Posted on - 17th April, 2022 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Politics, Preston News
Installation of Gran fibre broadband service. Picture: Grain Connet

Preston will be one of the first areas to benefit from a full-fibre broadband roll-out by national broadband provider Grain Connect, which will reach over 50 towns and cities across the UK.

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Grain Connect is currently rolling out the network as part of the first phase of a £200 million investment.

Grain Connect builds its own fibre optic network which includes a dedicated fibre cable direct to each home, meaning that homes don’t share fibres with their neighbours.

In addition to this, Grain is pledging that they will never increase a customer’s price in their contract term, as they feel this is an unfair practice.

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Roland Barzegar, CFO at Grain Connect states: “This 200m investment is a huge vote of confidence for our regional roll-out phases across the UK, and we can’t wait to bring super-fast, reliable, and affordable broadband packages to local communities.

“We recently introduced our Loyalty Price Promise, where at the end of their contract, we offer customers to renew on the same monthly price we advertise to new customers on their street.

“Showing that once you take out a contract with Grain, you will always have access to great pricing and your loyalty won’t be exploited. This is especially important to us now, with customers being impacted by the rising cost of living.

“Grain is committed to providing a 1Gb capable full-fibre network, with a fully UK based customer service team, great pricing, fair contract terms and shorter contract lengths of 12 months. 

“We are proud to pledge never to increase our prices during the contract term, provide free routers and installs, and with no hidden line rental, post & packing, set-up or admin fees. It’s important to us, that your ‘monthly cost’, really is your monthly cost.”

Peoplee in Fishwick and Frenchwood in Preston can already access some of the fastest internet services available thanks to the full fibre network CityFibre is delivering as part of a £30m investment into the city.

Read more: Fishwick and Frenchwood see major broadband upgrade

Residents can also check their eligibility and register their interest in the Grain Connect service here.

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