Fibre broadband provider Hyperoptic is selling its gigabit services to residents of London’s Marlin Apartments.
The hyperfast ISP offers customers a top level service providing download and upload speeds of 1Gbps (1,000Mbps), some of the fastest speeds around, for £50/month.
The new services are available to three of Marlin’s six London developments – Empire Square in London Bridge, Queen Street and St Paul’s and Canary Wharf. It’s not currently known if Hyperoptic will offer services in all of Marlin’s locations.
The swanky pads, aimed at high flying guests stay for as short as one night to a year, aim to create a ‘home from home’ experience and come with with free WiFi, flat screen TVs and fully fitted kitchens and bathrooms.
A basic service – providing 1Mbps download speeds and 1Mbps uploads – will also be included free of charge. Guests have the option to upgrade to Hyperoptic’s regular broadband services. You can get th entry-level 20Mbps down and 1Mbps service for an extra £12.50/month, a mid-range service, which gives you 100Mbps down and up for £25/month – or the top tier £50/month gigabit service.
Susan Cully, Managing Director at Marlin Apartments: “At Marlin we are always looking at ways we can delight customers and stay ahead of the competition.”
“Offering the best-in-class connectivity was a natural move for us – it’s our job to give travellers what they need to enjoy their stay to the full. Broadband is now essential factor that impacts the quality of a travellers stay. By working with Hyperoptic to provide the fastest broadband in the UK, we are confident that we are giving customers another reason to recommend and return to our industry leading apartments.”
Darren Shenkin, Commercial Director, Hyperoptic, added: “The Hyperoptic proposition is perfectly aligned to the service apartment market. Today’s discerning traveler expects high-speed broadband to be a given – a poor broadband experience can make the difference between whether they return or choose to go elsewhere.”
Hyperoptic recently revealed intentions to bring its services to Birmingham, Newcastle, Nottingham and Sheffield. The ISP now operates (or plans to operate) in 12 cities across the UK, including. London, Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool, Reading, Bristol, Cardiff and Glasgow.
Update: Hyperoptic have clarified that the ‘basic’ service offered to Merlin guests free of charge is a symmetrical 1Mbps service, not Hyperoptic’s basic 20Mbps down and 1Mbps service. The article has been amended.