Hyde Group is soon to offer its tenants access to the fastest broadband service in the UK from Hyperoptic.
Enabled by fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) provider Hyperoptic, the project will be piloted from September 2016 across six of Hyde’s existing developments in south London and two of its new-build sites in Southwark and Harrow.
Hyperoptic said that because it installs its fibre broadband all the way into a development, it enables symmetrical ‘gigabit’ speeds of 1,000Mbps, which are over 135 times faster than ‘traditional’ ASDL services.
Hyde residents will be able to choose from a number of broadband and landline packages, including the full gigabit service, a 100Mbps or a 20Mbps service, all of which will be available on a contract-free basis and without any need for credit checks.
Shaun Holdcroft, regional director, Hyde Group, said, “We were looking for a partner who could do two things. First, they had to offer something to help our offline social tenants to get online; our latest figures show offline rates among our tenants are as high as 23 per cent, compared with 14 per cent in the rest of the UK.
“Secondly, they had to have experience in providing their services in new-build developments as hyper-fast reliable broadband is increasingly expected by our new customers. Hyperoptic met these objectives and we are pleased to be the first housing association to work out a deal to provide fibre to our residents that benefits all of our customers.”