Full fibre broadband is set to be available for 50,000 households and businesses thanks to a new provider arriving in the area.

Broadband company Brsk has said that ‘service will soon commence’ for high-speed internet delivery to 50,000 homes and businesses in Burnley and Padiham.

A fibre cable will be installed to the home for the service which the company say will allow people to ‘get the speed they pay for’.

Schools and community centres who are covered by the network are able to be connected for free.

The company expects to have its first customers online in Burnley by the end of this year.

Founder and CEO Giorgio Iovino said: “We’re excited to bring full fibre broadband to homes and businesses in Burnley and Padiham.

“We’re installing new fibre cables throughout these areas and bringing fibre all the way into the home.

“Our network will provide higher speeds and more reliable broadband to residents.

“We’re inviting residents in these areas to try our full fibre services against existing copper and wireless technologies, for free for six months.

“We’re confident that our full fibre network is the most future proof technology available as our demand for bandwidth continues to increase.

“We’re confident they will want to keep using our faster and more reliable broadband service.”

Leader of Burnley Council, Councillor Afrasiab Anwar said: “I am pleased to see that Brsk will be utilising existing OpenReach infrastructure in bringing forward full-fibre to Burnley.

“I particularly welcome their commitment to providing free gigabit fibre broadband to all schools and qualifying community centres within their coverage area.”