Belfast firm signs the biggest work deal yet under Project Gigabit

Fibrus has just started to connect tens of thousands of people living and working in rural Cumbria to lightning-fast broadband under a deal worth more than £108m.

Around 60,000 premises in the county will be connected to the fastest broadband on the market.

Dominic Kearns, CEO of Fibrus, said: “We are committed to supporting local communities, ensuring any work undertaken in our name supports apprenticeships and allows more people to reap the benefits of full-fibre. ”

The firm has committed to creating at least 90 apprenticeships following the government investment.

These will cover a range of roles, from underground and overhead cabling to surveying, and Fibrus has also committed to establish an apprentice training academy at Newton Rigg near Penrith.

Areas in Cumbria to benefit

Locations set to benefit from the new super-fast broadband include:

  • Beckermet
  • Bootle
  • Borrowdale
  • Broughton-in-Furness
  • Buttermere
  • Coniston
  • Gilsland
  • Grasmere
  • Hawkshead


Aaron Morby