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Property developer A2Dominion has enlisted ultrafast fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) broadband supplier Hyperoptic to run its services into 43 existing and new sites across in its portfolio, which covers both social and private blocks across London and the South East.
Hyperoptic specialises in building and running full fibre broadband networks and services in purpose-built multiple-occupancy dwellings. It works in both public and private sector developments around the UK to help residents take advantage of the potential of gigabit speed broadband.
Doreen Wright, group development director at A2Dominion, said: “In the past, we’ve had very little control over what broadband and telephone services our residents could opt for. It was a broadband postcode lottery depending on the available existing broadband infrastructure at each site.
“Our larger sites will now have the best available telecoms connectivity thanks to our collaboration with Hyperoptic, giving our residents the best possible solution for all their broadband and telephone needs.”
Hyperoptic head of property, David Walker, added: “Digital infrastructure is now on par with physical. Having fast and reliable broadband just isn’t something they can compromise on – it’s an essential utility that affects their quality of life.
“The property sector understands this, which is why we work alongside the biggest and best property companies in the UK and why we have become standard addition to the scheme designs of many of the larger developers. We are thrilled to add A2Dominion to this coveted list and look forward to the resident feedback as we roll our service across its portfolio.”
Until recently, Hyperoptic’s business model has developed largely unchallenged, but with more emphasis from Openreach on supplying FTTP broadband to replace its traditional copper-backed fibre-to-the-cabinet (FTTC) services – and a particular commitment to offering an FTTP service in new-build residential developments.