Super high-speed broadband provider Hyperoptic has announced that it will add another seven UK cities to its network, taking the total to 20, bringing speeds of up to 1,000Mbps to homes and businesses.
The seven new locations are Portsmouth, Watford, Leicester, Southampton, Slough, Edinburgh and Woking. The firm said that the network is already installed in these locations and it is now accepting registrations.
Steve Holford, chief customer officer at Hyperoptic, claimed that the 1Gbps services will be a game-changer for those fed up with copper-based connections.
“Brits are losing patience with flaky fibre-to-the-cabinet packages. They want a hyperfast and reliable service that supports multiple users streaming and surfing the internet at the same time," he said.
Holford added that such high speeds could be a huge benefit for businesses looking to become more digitally oriented but which are currently hamstrung by slow internet connections.
"Digital leadership will not be achieved by sweating copper assets, but through innovative companies like ours increasing the availability of fibre-to-the-premise broadband. By expanding our footprint we are giving even more Brits the opportunity to experience the power of hyperfast broadband," he said.
The seven new cities follow on from networks already live in London, Cardiff, Bristol, Brighton, Reading, Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool, Sheffield, Birmingham, Glasgow, Newcastle and Nottingham.
The rollout of ever-increasing broadband speeds is continuing apace in the UK. CityFibre is another firm providing fibre-only services, seeing itself as a true rival to BT Openreach.
BT itself is testing new speeds, though, unveiling a test with Huawei last week that saw 5.6Tbps achieved over a single fibre connection.
This is unlikely to be offered in the real world, at least in the next 10 years or so, but underlines the potential for fibre broadband and how speeds are constantly being increased.
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