The UK may not have millions of FTTB connections like some other European countries, but Hyperoptic is doing its part to redress that balance and in London it will soon reach 35,000 homes spread across 150 property developments. Hyperoptic is now set to bring some of its magic to three other cities to make them hypercities and these are Reading, Bristol and Cardiff.
"We are delighted to bring Hyperoptic to residential and commercial developments in Bristol, Cardiff and Reading. Our ground-breaking broadband speeds have been available to schemes in London since 2011, and there is clearly robust demand for speed, reliability and connectivity across the UK. This is no more true than in these three cities, which we are pleased to name as our first ‘hypercities’ outside the capital."Dana Tobak, managing director and co-founder of Hyperoptic
Hyperoptic provides a fibre to the building connection, with Gigabit Ethernet running into each home and offers a basic 20 Mbps connection for £12.50 a month (plus voice line) through to a symmetric 1000 Mbps (Gigabit) service for £50 or £60.
The ambition is that by 2018 they will have their service available to some half million homes and by establishing points of presence in Bristol, Cardiff and Reading the ability to roll-out to developments in those cities puts this ambition within reach. For landlords and property developers aware of the benefits of truly fast and reliable broadband the way Hyperoptic operate gives flexibility, e.g. in the E20 Stratford development, people renting from Get Living London get the basic 20 Mbps service for free.
Update 9:30am Hyperoptic has confirmed that two developments are signed up in Bristol, Airpoint, Bristol that apparently has a roof-top running track and The Robinson Building which means Bristol is likely to be the first city to go live. Estimates for going live are around the 2nd quarter
For those living in these cities keen to seen Hyperoptic in their development there is a registration option as part of the availability check.