Southampton City Council’s tenants now have access to gigabit broadband (over 12x faster than the UK average) from Hyperoptic.
Hyperoptic originally installed its network in Southampton in 2016 and has since expanded its reach to the council’s social housing properties. 4,000 council homes now have access to the Hyperoptic network, with a further 2,000 properties about to be added. The full-fibre broadband provider has also connected 14 community centres in the city, where it will offer the general public free access to its gigabit broadband.
Satvir Kaur, cabinet member for homes and culture, Southampton City Council, said, “With more people working and learning from home, access to superfast broadband has never been more important. We’re very grateful to Hyperoptic for making this service available to our tenants, investing in Southampton and supporting our ambition to become a leading digital city.”
Hyperoptic said that based on its ‘digital connectivity social value calculator’, Southampton City Council is creating over £1.2 million of social value through the rollout of Hyperoptic’s full-fibre network across the city.