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Newcastle Joins Gigabit City Club

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Newcastle can now boast ‘gigabit city’ status – thousands of Newcastle residents now have access to the UK’s fastest broadband from Hyperoptic, www.hyperoptic.com, the UK’s leading Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband provider.

Hyperoptic’s gigabit broadband is live in a number of developments across the centre, including: Hanover Mill, The Bar, Centralofts, 55 Degrees North, Merchants Quay, Marconi House, Ouseburn Wharf and 38 Lower Friar Street. A number of other developments are undergoing installation and Hyperoptic is committed to extend its footprint across the length and breadth of the city.

Hyperoptic is the UK’s fastest broadband provider – its broadband infrastructure enables symmetrical speeds of 1,000Mbps, which is 128 times faster than traditional ASDL services. Unlike other broadband providers that only run fibre to the green box at the end of the street (Fibre-to-the-Cabinet), Hyperoptic installs fibre all the way into the building. This means that its customers can finally enjoy everything the Internet has to offer, without any worry of peak-time slowdowns, buffering and frustrating timeouts.

Hyperoptic focuses on bringing its services into developments with 50 or more units. It offers a range of residential packages, including competitive broadband and landline packages, broadband only services and contract free options. Hyperoptic also has a range market-leading business propositions, including leased lines, shared leased lines and business broadband products.

Tim Huxtable, National Team Manager, Hyperoptic, comments: “We are thrilled to announce that Newcastle is now live with our ultrafast gigabit broadband – we have been investing heavily in infrastructure so that consumers and businesses in Newcastle can now have access to the fastest and most reliable connectivity on the market today. We have been hugely encouraged by the demand for our services thus far – we prioritise installations based on demand so we would encourage anyone who is interested in receiving our services to register on our website.”

Bernadette Atkinson, Property Manager, Trinity Estates: “The feedback from our residents at The Bar has been phenomenal. Installation was quick and Hyperoptic’s engineers were prepared to go the extra mile to achieve an outstanding standard of service. With gigabit broadband our development is technologically future-proofed – it’s a huge selling point and it’s going down a storm with residents.”