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UK ISP Hyperoptic Launch Half Price 1000Mbps Home Broadband Service

Monday, June 23rd, 2014 (12:30 am) - Score 3,071

Hyperoptic, which is busy rolling out a 1000Mbps (Megabits per second) capable Fibre-To-The-Home / Building (FTTH/B) network across big residential and office buildings in the UK cities of London, Cardiff, Bristol, Reading, Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds, will today cut the price of their “hyper-sonic” packages in half for the first 6 months of service.

At present Hyperoptic’s network has managed to reach around 35,000 homes, spanning over 150 major property developments (mostly in London but now being expanded to the other cities), and they intend to hit a long-term goal of 500,000 premises by 2018 (note: most of this effort tends to focus on areas within a 15km – 20km radius of the city centres).

Apparently uptake of their service has been pretty good (although we don’t have an up-to-date figure), but never the less Hyperoptic are keen to drive adoption further and so they’ve decided to slash the price of their fibre optic based broadband packages in half (this offer will last until 6th July 2014). As a result their packages now look a little like this.

Standalone Broadband (No Phone)

20Mb Fibre Broadband
* Download speed of 20Mbps
* 12 Month Contract
* Promotion Code: hyperjune3

PRICE: £11.25 per month for the first 6 months (£22.50 thereafter)

1Gig Fibre Broadband
* Download speed of 1000Mbps
* 12 Month Contract
* Promotion Code: hyperjune4

PRICE: £30 per month for the first 6 months (£60 thereafter)

Broadband and Phone Bundle

20Mb BB + Phone
* Download speed of 20Mbps
* Includes Phone Line Rental
* Free Evening and Weekend Calls
* 12 Month Contract
* Promotion Code: hyperjune1

PRICE: £18.75 per month for the first 6 months (£25 thereafter)

100Mb BB + Phone
* Download speed of 100Mbps
* Includes Phone Line Rental
* Free Evening and Weekend Calls
* 12 Month Contract
* Promotion Code: hyperjune2

PRICE: £25 per month for the first 6 months (£37.50 thereafter)

It’s important to note that Hyperoptic are one of the few ISPs where Fibre Broadband doesn’t require speech marks because they actually do deploy a true fibre optic connection into your building, while many others like BT and Virgin Media use a hybrid-fibre approach (involves a final run of existing / slower copper or coax cable to your property). But equally Hyperoptic’s coverage is currently very limited.

One other interesting thing to note is that the non-offer price difference between the standalone broadband and bundles is tiny, especially considering that when taken by itself the phone line rental is supposed to add £12.50 per month to the cost. Virgin Media’s solo broadband options adopt a similar approach.

But if you are lucky enough to be covered by Hyperoptic’s service then, aside from making the rest of us very jealous, you merely need to enter the above promo code for your chosen package during the online sign-up process in order to get the discount.

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16 Responses
  1. Avatar Chris Conder says:

    real fibre connections don’t need phone lines, you just get a free one from someone like vonage and just pay £5 for free calls. This is a great offer if you live where hyperoptic is working! Great to see competition.

  2. Avatar Andy says:

    Sounds great – but yet another package only available in cities..

    1. Mark Jackson Mark Jackson says:

      Indeed but that’s not Hyperoptic’s fault, they’re a smaller operator doing something which even the big boys can struggle to achieve and without any state aid. A number of ISPs, such as Gigaclear and B4RN, are doing similar things for rural areas but none of these are major operators with huge coverage. Criticism of the rest is best laid at the feet of BT, Virgin, Ofcom, Government etc.

    2. Avatar Ignitionnet says:

      As of this moment I believe there’s more FTTP available to homes outside cities than in them in the UK.

    3. Avatar Andy says:

      Sure my criticism wasn’t aimed at Hyperoptic, just exasperation at the general state of affairs.
      Our situation is similar to Henry’s above – we are not exactly in a “rural” location and there are many fibre enabled cabinets near to us, none of which serve our estate.
      We’re in a gap which is not served by Openreach, neither Openreach or the local BDUK project have us on their radar and are unable to give any possible hint of an ETA.
      We’re on the edge of VM area, but as the developer on our estate did not invite them to lay cable before they started work, they do not appear to have any interest in “cabling my street”
      We’re in an area served by not one but four “Fibre to the Mast” companies, but as there are trees in the general vicinity none of them appear interested in trying to extend their coverage for the sake of a possible 150 – 200 new clients, even though they all claim low cost of extending their coverage as a major plus of their services.. that only leaves 2mb ADSL, 3g/4g with pathetic data limits or satellite which is overpriced and underperforming.
      Annoying when you can see houses from your window with 80mb links!

  3. Avatar FibreFred says:

    Is this the first time they’ve cut their costs? So even FTTP providers have trouble getting people to move from their current providers

    Good prices tho even without the discount

    1. Avatar DTMark says:

      Makes me wonder about take-up, too.

      If I pick three FTTP providers (it’s not as if it’s a long list anyway) I suspect B4RN have the highest take-up.

      Would that be followed by Gigaclear, or Hyperoptic?

      Put another way, which makes the most commercial sense – high density buildings or rurals?

      We pay EE about £120 a month for a 20 Meg (near symmetric) service, that’s four blocks of 10GB @ £30 each.

      Hyperoptic’s equivalent is only 22.50 a month at full price.

    2. Avatar FibreFred says:

      Yeah but you are back to the age old “problem” of getting the fibre out to the rural area in the first place. In built up areas where hyper is available fibre is abundant and flats/apartments etc are easy to deploy to.

    3. Avatar DTMark says:

      Does that depend on what “rural” really means, though..

      Our area is rural. But it’s only four miles from the nearest town and seven miles from the next nearest.

      As opposed to the “middle of nowhere”. More of an “extended suburb”.

      I assume that BT have fibre to the exchange in the next village though no idea what the capacity of that is. Talk Talk also serve that exchange. Again, capacity wouldn’t need to be up to much with only ADSL on the end of it so doesn’t mean that either are adequate.

  4. Avatar Henry says:

    Competition and choice are good, but some times the market fails:

    200m from a Hyperoptic block of flats (but I live in a house), 300m from an Openreach FTTC cabinet with duct access (but I have an EO line), 200m from Virgin Media supplied premises (but I live the wrong side of the main road), in inner London so no BDUK project, and an ADSL download speed of 1.4-2.5 Mbit/s and upload of 10-450 kbit/s depending on the time of day.

    The neighbourhood has thousands of homes in a similar position. My next-door neighbour has installed satellite broadband to get 18 Mbit/s and is very happy, but you wonder whether that is a sensible solution for a large group of people in inner London.

    1. Avatar DTMark says:

      I wonder whether Hyperoptic might like to hear from you. If you really are that close to their network and can put forward a group of ready-made signups, it has to be worth their time looking at it; a small company like that can often be more responsive than a larger one like VM.

    2. Avatar Henry says:

      Hyperoptic have their priorities and at the moment they have said that MDUs (i.e. flats) fit their business model while houses with much more expansive network requirements do not.

  5. Avatar fastman2 says:

    Henry

    a direct conversation with openreach via the FAQ’s might be worth while if you can help bridge the commercial gap

  6. Avatar Lee says:

    Do HyperOptic lay their own ducting and fibre then or do they use leased lines from VMB, BTO etc?

    1. Avatar Joe says:

      Hyperoptic use BTO leased lines from exchanges to MDUs (1 and 10Gbps). They don’t/can’t use BTO ducts within multi-building site and either use multiple leased lines or string/dig ethernet cables around a site.

  7. Avatar Piotr says:

    Get £25 off your HyperOptic order. Use this referral code: 53360453 !!!

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