Sovereign Housing has partnered with Complete Technology Group to install fibre-optic broadband in its communal properties.
The first phase of Sovereign Housing’s project is to assess the suitability of various areas and properties for fibre-optic connections, followed by initial digital infrastructure works. The second phase will be for ISPs to give Sovereign’s residents the option to sign-up for fibre-optic broadband services. The pilot project is also intended to help address digital exclusion among Sovereign’s residents.
Once the pilot projects have been finished, Sovereign Housing will decide which telecoms providers to work with across its entire housing stock to improve the customer experience.
Donna Collins-Lindsay, project manager, Sovereign Housing, said, “These fibre-optic pilots show that we are serious about investing in our existing homes and improving the customer experience. As internet providers begin to retire their copper networks, this project goes one step further by helping us to identify where we can future-proof our communal buildings.”