Home
 » ISP News » 
Sponsored Links

Brsk Reveals UK Full Fibre Rollout Plan for 800,000 Premises

Thursday, May 18th, 2023 (9:08 am) - Score 3,808
Brsk-van-2023

Broadband ISP and network builder Brsk has confirmed that their gigabit speed Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network has doubled in size over the last 5 months to 200,000 UK premises. But they’ve today also revealed the next locations that will benefit as they deploy to the next 800,000 premises.

The operator, which last year secured a huge funding boost of “up to£178 million (here) and tends to focus on parts of Greater Manchester, Lancashire, West Yorkshire and the West Midlands in England, holds a long-term aim of passing 1 million homes by 2026. Some of the locations where they’re currently deploying include Cottingley, Keighley and Bingley, Clayton, Allerton & Sandy Lane, Bradford, Queensbury, Thornton, Accrington and many more.

NOTE: Brsk is supported by funding from Advencap and the Ares Management Corp.

At the last update in March 2023, we reported that Brsk were currently building at a rate of up to 20,000 premises per month and rising. The latest update suggests that they’ve been able to maintain or even better that pace and are planning to increase their build capacity over the coming months. But their ability to reach the 1 million premises target will still depend upon whether they can raise more funding in the future.

The operator is now focusing on the locations they’ll be targeting for the next 800,000 premises of their build (list below), which will expand their existing network to many of the adjacent and surrounding areas where they have been growing their footprint in the north of the UK. As before, they’ll be going up against a number of gigabit-capable rivals in many of these areas.

Ian Kock, Brsk co-founder and COO, said:

“Reaching the 200,000 homes passed within a short period is a fantastic achievement for us. We learned many lessons about scaling a FTTP fibre rollout in another market, and this experience has been invaluable for a quick ramp up of our build. A combination of importing fibre skills, working with quality partners and getting to scale quickly has meant that we are one of the most efficient network builders in the UK.”

Standard prices typically start from £25 per month for an unlimited 100Mbps symmetric speed package on a 24-month term (inc. a free installation and router), which rises to £49 for their top 900Mbps package (it’s normally £45, but the £49 plan includes their Mesh WiFi solution). In addition, there’s also a “guarantee” of “no price rises” during that term and most plans are currently running price discounts that last for the first 3-9 months.

Brsk’s New Rollout Locations

West Midlands:
Edgbaston
Victoria

Lancashire:
Blackburn
Darwen
Hapton
Worsthorne

Manchester
Hazel Grove
Wilmslow
Hale
Ashton-Under-Lyne
Disley
Poynton
New Mills

West Yorkshire
Ripponden
Brighouse
Micklewaite
Elland
Low Moor
Sowerby Bridge

Existing rollout coverage
Bradford:
Utley
Thwaites
Sandy Lane
Sandbeds
Riddlesden
Queensbury
Priestthorpe
Oakworth
Long Lee
Ingrow
Heaton
Horton Bank
Ferncliffe
Gilstead
Exley Head
Daisy Hill
Crossflatts
Cottingley
Clayton
Braithwaite
Bingley
Allerton
Mountain

Manchester:
Sale
Chorlton
Stockport
Didsbury
Davenport
Ashton Mersey
Reddish
Brooklands
Edgeley
Parrs Wood
Longsight
Levenshulme
Cheadle
Heaton Mersey
Heaton Norris
Heaton Moor
Stretford
Urmston

Lancashire:
Clayton Le Moors
Great Harwood
Rishton
Knuzden
Shadsworth
Audley
Witton
Grimshaw Park

Burnley
Pike Hill
Whittlefield
Rosegrove
Gawthorpe
Ightenhill

Accrington
Padiham
Enfield
Church
Spring Hill
Oswaldtwistle
Milnshaw

West Midlands:
Stourbridge
Cradley Heath
Selly Oak
Halesowen
Brierley Hill
Kingswinford
Shenley
Lye

Share with Twitter
Share with Linkedin
Share with Facebook
Share with Reddit
Share with Pinterest
Tags: ,
Mark-Jackson
By Mark Jackson
Mark is a professional technology writer, IT consultant and computer engineer from Dorset (England), he also founded ISPreview in 1999 and enjoys analysing the latest telecoms and broadband developments. Find me on X (Twitter), Mastodon, Facebook and .
Search ISP News
Search ISP Listings
Search ISP Reviews
Comments
5 Responses
  1. Avatar photo Lee says:

    Glad to see Brsk expanding well.
    Have been with them a year, this month.
    Since they went live for where we are.
    Been very happy with what they have provided.

  2. Avatar photo Shaukat says:

    Indeed. good to see them expanding, am just waiting for this part of Halesowen to go live; as 5G isn’t good for gaming as it can be jittery at times, as latency is high.

    Anyone know where the Victoria area is in the west midlands Conurbation, I’ve not heard of it ??
    @ Mark, are you able to help

  3. Avatar photo Ben says:

    Brsk installed kit in our area back in January, however due to planning issues where part of the area is conservation, the service has still not gone live in our street. This is despite the adjacent streets being live.

    I’m told by customer service that planning for poles in some locations was denied, and there are no underground ducts available. Thus if a solution can’t be found, they will just pull out of the area since it’s too expensive to dig up the roads. 4 months have passed and our area is still classed as “in build”. Meanwhile all of the kit they installed remains idle.

    Hoping for a solution soon so can finally leave virgin media, but it’s frustrating to read how they are expanding further, without finishing the builds in areas they have already started.

    It seems likely the network will be a patchwork with many streets not covered due to planning issues, with no interest/will to overcome them

    1. Avatar photo GG says:

      Put pressure on the council. They are the ones scuppering this. Unless you want to pony up for ducting that is.
      brsk and other alnets can’t afford to spend 10s of thousands on a handful of homes – the revenue just doesn’t add up.

  4. Avatar photo Gill Guise says:

    Strong objection to new telegraph poles spoiling our neighbourhood, not required and not requested. Please remove from Kingswinford.

Comments are closed

Cheap BIG ISPs for 100Mbps+
Community Fibre UK ISP Logo
150Mbps
Gift: None
NOW UK ISP Logo
NOW £25.00
100Mbps
Gift: None
Virgin Media UK ISP Logo
Virgin Media £25.00
132Mbps
Gift: None
Vodafone UK ISP Logo
Vodafone £26.50 - 27.00
150Mbps
Gift: None
Plusnet UK ISP Logo
Plusnet £27.99
145Mbps
Gift: None
Large Availability | View All
Cheapest ISPs for 100Mbps+
Gigaclear UK ISP Logo
Gigaclear £17.00
200Mbps
Gift: None
Community Fibre UK ISP Logo
150Mbps
Gift: None
BeFibre UK ISP Logo
BeFibre £19.00
150Mbps
Gift: None
YouFibre UK ISP Logo
YouFibre £21.99
150Mbps
Gift: None
Hey! Broadband UK ISP Logo
150Mbps
Gift: None
Large Availability | View All
The Top 15 Category Tags
  1. FTTP (5649)
  2. BT (3547)
  3. Politics (2578)
  4. Openreach (2327)
  5. Business (2304)
  6. Building Digital UK (2263)
  7. FTTC (2054)
  8. Mobile Broadband (2015)
  9. Statistics (1815)
  10. 4G (1703)
  11. Virgin Media (1654)
  12. Ofcom Regulation (1485)
  13. Fibre Optic (1414)
  14. Wireless Internet (1410)
  15. FTTH (1382)
Promotion
Sponsored

Copyright © 1999 to Present - ISPreview.co.uk - All Rights Reserved - Terms , Privacy and Cookie Policy , Links , Website Rules , Contact
Mastodon