Safety Errors During Installation Leads to Truespeed Prosecution
Bath-based internet service provider fined and found guilty of safety failings.
04:42 28 June 2023
Truespeed has been found guilty of safety failings and fined £16,000. The Bath-based internet service provider was also ordered to pay more than £5,000 in costs.
Bath & North East Somerset Council filed the case at Taunton Magistrate Court and the company was found guilty of two street work offences following works in Peasedown St John late last year to install a fibre broadband cable in Braysdown Lane.
Following the court hearing, Councillor Manda Rigby, cabinet member for Transport said: “Our Inspector found the state of the site left by Truespeed unsafe and unacceptable.
“We want to be clear that we take all breaches like this very seriously indeed and if necessary, won’t hesitate to prosecute companies that put our residents at risk.
“We are pleased with the court’s judgement, which serves as a reminder to all utility companies operating in our district that we will hold them accountable for the standard of their work on our highways.”