THOUSANDS of Northwich homes are set to get gigafast broadband following an £18.4m investment.

Full fibre network operator Zzoomm is rolling out its 'future-ready' network to around 28,000 homes in one of the 'largest civil infrastructure projects' seen in the town.

Construction of the network began in April with the first homes and businesses expected to be connected in September.

The move has been welcomed by Weaver Vale MP Mike Amesbury.

He said: "I’m delighted residents and businesses in Northwich, within my constituency, and beyond will benefit from this significant investment in gigafast, future-ready broadband and look forward to seeing the positive impact in the community in the years to come."

Once up and running, Northwich will join Zzoomm's growing list of towns on its network which include Crewe, Nantwich, Congleton and Sandbach.

Northwich Guardian: Zzoomm has invested £18.4m to bring gigafast broadband to around 28,000 Northwich homesZzoomm has invested £18.4m to bring gigafast broadband to around 28,000 Northwich homes (Image: Zzoomm)

Matthew Hare, chief executive at Zzoomm said: "Residents and businesses in Northwich will soon be able to surf at lightspeed over our new full fibre network.

"We at Zzoomm offer homes and businesses a service with unmatched speeds that is not reliant on the slow, unreliable copper used by traditional broadband providers in the area.

"The future is nearly here for you Northwich.”

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