A NEW broadband provider has connected its first customer in Keighley.

And the company, Brsk, says engineering work is being carried out to bring more homes and businesses across the town online in the coming months.

The rollout will include around 25,000 properties in Utley, Braithwaite, Oakworth, Long Lee, Ingrow, Exley Head and Thwaites – with schools and community centres being connected for free.

First Keighley customer was Howard Flett.

He said: “I’d been eagerly watching Brsk working up the street and to be the first customer in Keighley is pretty cool!”

The company’s community manager, Mohammed Amran, said: “We are incredibly proud of our teams which are improving people’s lives by installing a brand-new full-fibre network. We understand the transformative impact that our broadband has on every home we service so we’re delighted to have connected Mr Flett, our first customer in Keighley.”