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Hyperoptic Bring 1Gbps Fibre to 20 More Thurrock Social Housing Sites

Monday, November 5th, 2018 (9:37 am) - Score 1,316

Last year UK ISP Hyperoptic announced that “thousands” of homes across 12 of Thurrock’s (Essex) social housing developments would get access to their 1Gbps fibre optic (FTTP/B) broadband network. Today we learn that a further 20 such sites will benefit, thanks to an extension of their agreement with the Council.

The original deployment (here) was expected to benefit approximately 1,700 tenants in the related areas / buildings and further 1,400 tenants will benefit from the new expansion (total of 3,100 tenants). The announcement follows hot on the heels of last week’s news, which saw the ISP confirm that they now expected to reach more than 160,000 social housing properties across the United Kingdom (here).

As usual Hyperoptic will build a Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) / Fibre-to-the-Building (FTTB) style network to serve the extra developments. All of which will help them on their way to covering a total of 2 million UK premises in predominantly large urban apartment blocks or office buildings by 2022 and possibly then 5 million by 2025 (here and here).

Floyd Widener, Hyperoptic’s Chief Sales Officer, said:

“We are committed to work hand-in-glove with the public sector to help get tenants online, so they can benefit from everything the Internet has to offer.

Thurrock Council was among our first council partnerships and we have continued to work closely with them to monitor the positive feedback and impact of our connectivity, which we are delighted to provide at zero cost to the taxpayer.”

Cllr Barry Johnson, Thurrock Councillor for Housing, added:

“The availability of flexible packages such as a broadband-only service and contract-free options has meant we have also been able to remove some of the barriers for our tenants.

The feedback so far has been very pleasing and I am delighted we have now extended the agreement to include a further 20 of our social housing developments.”

Customers of the new service typically pay from just £17 per month for their entry-level unlimited 30Mbps service and this rises up to £49 for the top symmetrical 1000Mbps ultrafast broadband package. A full list of the existing and new developments (buildings) in Thurrock can be found below.

The Current 12 Developments

· Bevan House, Grays

· Morrison House, Grays

· George Tilbury House, Grays

· Gooderham House, Grays

· Poole House, Grays

· Keir Hardie House, Grays

· Brisbane House, Tilbury

· Freemantle House, Tilbury

· Tasmania House, Tilbury

· Marine and River Court, Purfleet

· Chieftan Drive, Purfleet

· Seabrooke Rise, Grays

The Next 20 Developments:

· Attlee Court, Grays

· Benyon Court, South Ockendon

· Brock Green, South Ockendon

· Crown Court, Tilbury

· Dart Green, South Ockendon

· Faymore Gardens, South Ockendon

· Helford Court, South Ockendon

· Kynoch Court, Stanford-le-Hope

· Wellington Court, Grays

· Broxburn Drive, South Ockendon

· Dacre Crescent, Aveley

· Commonwealth House, Tilbury

· Derwent Parade, South Ockendon

· Avon Green, South Ockendon

· Wellington Road, Tilbury

· Bruyns Court, South Ockendon

· Corve Lane, South Ockendon

· Eden Green, South Ockendon

· Cam Green, South Ockendon

· Corran Way, South Ockendon

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3 Responses
  1. Avatar A_Builder says:

    This is very good news for those areas.

    I wonder if Hyper will start to offer their own versions of FTTPoD once they have all these nodes in place?

    Would be an interesting way of expanding out in to the Single Dwelling market.

    And would have to be cheaper than OR’s crazy offerings.

    Or would they allow others CP’s to lease connectivity from their nodes and place the fibre/cat6 themselves: or maybe running it as an arms length operation. Boris was stating on here last week that they were offering near lease line performance so why not offer this to business?

    1. Avatar Boris Ivanovic says:

      No plans to wholesale our platform, but watch this space. Definite plans to expand the size and scope of coverage. More news coming in H1 2019.

    2. Avatar Phil says:

      I love that Boris Ivanovic, Chairman of the Hyperoptic Board is engaging in the comments section on here. So refreshing!
      Also, thanks for entertaining my requests offline based on comments in the other article Boris.

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