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Zzoomm planning to zoom into a suburb or small town near you

The larger cities already have numerous ultrafast options and in some cases are shortly going to end up with large patches where there are two different FTTP infrastructures, a DOCSIS cable network and then the old copper network, so step forward Zzoomm a new FTTP operator set up by Matthew Hare who is aiming to operate in those towns and suburbs where others are not bringing FTTP infrastructure.

The full fibre revolution is here, but many are currently left behind. Numerous small towns and suburbs still do not have any plans for full fibre from the network into the properties and are stuck with the pedestrian internet access speeds that is provided by copper wires.

Zzoomm are targeting some of these 4.5 million homes which are still blighted by ageing copper infrastructure.

We are attracting a management team with proven expertise in fibre infrastructure. We will develop the network across the country through regional operations, who will work with local communities to build the full fibre network they need for a brighter, fuller future.

Matthew Hare, Zzoomm Chief Executive

Matthew Hare is best known for creating Gigaclear where the focus was on rural areas which was acquired by Infracapital in 2018 but now is working from Oxford with plans to set up regional offices closer to the various areas Zzoomm will roll-out to once decisions on locations have been made.

The UK FTTP scene may seem crowded and the overlap is bound to increase as operators expand (currently only 0.16% of UK premises have a FTTP overlap, UK wide 6.1% have access to a FTTP service) but as a new nimble operator it is possible Zzoomm may be able to find a middle ground and skirt around overbuild.

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