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Hyperoptic’s gigabit fibre broadband now in reach of 100,000 Brits

Bleeding-edge up to 1,000Mbps broadband from Hyperoptic is now available in over 100,000 locations across the UK. 

Services are now live in developments across Greater London, Cardiff, Bristol, Reading, Manchester, Leeds and Liverpool, following a burst of activity in the wake of £50 million of investment

Managing director Dana Tobak is bullish about the latest set of figures. “Hyperoptic-enabled homes are growing every day making them more marketable because it’s indisputable that they can support the broadband usage requirements of today and tomorrow,” Tobak said. 

“Broadband has become a utility that we can’t live without Brits are now doubling their broadband data usage year-on-year. Buyers and renters beware; check the speeds and offerings at homes before buying or moving in.”

Hyperoptic sells 20Mbps, 100Mbps and 1,000Mbps services The pure fibre provider has now passed a key milestone on its mission to connect half a million customers by 2018. 

Hyperoptic exclusively sells FTTP (Fibre to the Premises)-based services. Unlike the majority of superfast connections available now, speeds over FTTP lines don’t degrade over distance. 

While BT has mainly been busy passing or connecting homes to FTTC (Fibre to the Cabinet) services, where the length of the copper last mile determines the top speeds possible, it’s also been quietly expanding its own pure fibre footprint. 

At the last count, BT had passed 160,000 premises with FTTP, which means Hyperoptic is catching up. 

Installations are underway in Sheffield, Birmingham, Newcastle, Nottingham and Glasgow right now, so Hyperoptic could soon overtake the UK’s biggest ISP. BT hasn’t been able to confirm how many new FTTP connections it’s set up since November 2014, but it’s unlikely that Openreach engineers are sitting still either. 

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