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Hyperoptic announces next cities and goes west as it expands
Wednesday 19 February 2014 00:43:59 by Andrew Ferguson

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.

Comments

Posted by adslmax over 3 years ago
One day it might expand to roll out to the whole uk to get in competitions with BT, Sky and Virgin Media
Posted by budfox30 over 3 years ago
You cannot get a 20 Mbps service for 12.50 per month unless you take out a phone line service with them for 12.50 per month, making total price 25.00 per month. 20Mbps on its own costs 24.50 per month. Its a slightly underhand pricing scheme (although still reasonable value)
Posted by budfox30 over 3 years ago
You have updated at 9:30 with development details, but not corrected the price point details. Why is that?
Posted by GMAN99 over 3 years ago
Adslmax this is fttb for mdus in cities only so it's not really the same, good news for those that can get it tho
Posted by andrew (Favicon staff member) over 3 years ago
I added plus voice line at 9:30 in brackets.
Posted by budfox30 over 3 years ago
Well bravo for your clarity, you could very well get a job with them. Its like my local pub is doing pints of bitter for 25p, (you just have to buy a glass for 3.75) The hyperoptic detail page is thus wrong. You simply cannot get a 20Mbps service from them for 12.50.
Posted by TavistockSFB01822 over 3 years ago
Ideal for Business Centres and Apartment Buildings. The price is reasonable and could be worked into service charges and suchlike.
Posted by themanstan over 3 years ago
Well done Hyperoptic, carefully planned business plan. Now with capital financing in hand.
I can see them providing real competition in multi-occupancy scenarios. If they keep it up and open up a lead they could do very well for themselves.
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