Over 160,000 social housing properties now have access to Hyperoptic’s full-fibre broadband network.
Hyperoptic said that it delivers the UK’s fastest broadband speeds of up to 1Gbps (1,000 megabits per second), over 21 times faster than the UK average. It supplies a number of housing providers, including A2Dominion, Hyde Group, Catalyst, Genesis Housing and Notting Hill Housing Trust. It also works with 50 UK councils across the UK, supplying high-speed broadband connectivity to their social housing stock.
Floyd Widener, chief sales officer, Hyperoptic, said, “For too long, ‘digital inclusion’ has been a buzzword that broadband providers have bandied about to secure grants and funding but that’s not the case with us. Working with housing providers is a strategic priority for us, which is why we’re squarely focused on getting tenants successfully connected. The provision of our full-fibre service is just one part of the equation – we also offer digital skills training and flexible products, such as rolling contracts and a low-price broadband-only service.”
Steven Waite, director of technical and commercial services, A2Dominion, said, “We recognise the important role that fast, reliable broadband services can play in getting tenants online. However, in the past we’ve had very little control over what broadband services our tenants could get – it was a broadband postcode lottery, depending on the existing broadband infrastructure at each site. Thanks to our collaboration with Hyperoptic, thousands of our properties are now enabled with its gigabit connectivity.”