Gigabit Internet Comes to London's South Dock Marina

  • Hyperoptic
LONDON — Occupants of residential boats in London's South Dock marina, which includes South Dock and Greenland Dock, can now receive gigabit connectivity from Hyperoptic, a UK fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) broadband provider. This is the first time that residential boats have been able to enjoy true fiber connectivity. Previously occupants did not have any wired broadband connectivity options, which meant many residents relied on 3G dongles to connect to the web. Hyperoptic services a number of nearby developments to South Dock Marina. Upon hearing the residents' connectivity woes, it investigated installation options to give the residential boats access to the fastest broadband speeds in the UK.

As with its installation process in traditional building developments, Hyperoptic installed its fiber directly into the communications hub on each marina and then connected each residential boat via CAT5e cabling. There are 150 berths in the South Dock and 50 berths in the Greenland Dock. All residents now have the option to subscribe to Hyperoptic's full product suite, including 20 Mbps, 100 Mbps and 1 Gbps broadband and landline packages. So far, over 50 precent of residents have ordered services.

"It was fantastic to be able to address the residents' broadband issues with such an outstanding solution," said Patrick Keating, Harbour Master, Southwark Council. "It's an issue that I have been investigating for a while; I never envisaged a jump from nothing to a gigabit. The residents are thrilled."



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