Birmingham Goes Live with Gigabit Broadband

  • Hyperoptic
BIRMINGHAM, UK — Birmingham joined an elite group of global cities that can boast gigabit status. Hyperoptic, UK’s leading fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) broadband provider, has enabled its gigabit services at Queens College Chambers, a residential development in the middle of the city, and a number of developments are undergoing installation. Hyperoptic aims to have thousands of residents and businesses connected to its network by the end of the year.

Hyperoptic focuses on bringing its residential services into developments with 50 or more units. To get Hyperoptic installed all residents need to register interest on Hyperoptic’s website — installations are then prioritized in buildings where there is greatest demand from the owner and residents. Its business services are geared towards small businesses, business parks and home-based businesses and can also be ordered online.

Residential and Business Packages
In addition to symmetrical gigabit broadband service, Hyperoptic offers a range of unlimited residential packages, including 20 Mbps and 100 Mbps speeds, with broadband-only services and contract-free options also available. Hyperoptic also has business propositions, including leased lines, shared leased lines and business broadband products.

“We are thrilled to switch on our gigabit services in Birmingham and add the city to our dedicated fibre network," said Tim Huxtable, national team manager, Hyperoptic. "For too long residents and businesses in Birmingham have been short-changed with sub-standard broadband connectivity – across the city the average broadband speed is 20.7 Mbps – we are charging this up by over 4,000 percent, taking the time from downloading a HD movie from approximately seven minutes to seven seconds. With reliable, hyperfast broadband comes limitless business opportunities and the ability to live our lives without compromise or worrying about bandwidth and taking it in turns to go online!”

Welcoming Hyperoptic to the city, Councilor Trickett, cabinet member for sustainability, said, “I am pleased to see new private sector investment in the city that enables access to faster broadband services for our citizens and businesses. I am sure that this will encourage further investments and will ensure that Birmingham’s residents continue to benefit from great digital services.”

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