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Brighton's tallest building gets gigabit broadband from Hyperoptic

Monday, April 11th 2016 by Ellen Branagh

The tallest residential building on England’s south coast now has gigabit broadband after Brighton became the latest place to get fibre connections from Hyperoptic.

The south coast city has followed Greater London, Cardiff, Bristol, Reading, Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool, Sheffield, Birmingham, Glasgow, Newcastle and Nottingham to become a ‘hyper-city’ thanks to Hyperoptic.

The company, which boasts speeds 135 times faster than traditional ADSL services, installs fibre all the way into a development, rather than relying on copper cabling for the final connection into a building.

Hyperoptic said it is investing heavily in its infrastructure in Brighton, with services already live in the Sussex Heights development – the tallest residential building on the south coast of England.

A number of other Brighton developments are undergoing installation and the provider said it anticipates thousands of people in the city will be using a hyperfast Hyperoptic connection by the end of the year.

Philip Cooper, south east director at Hyperoptic, said: “Brighton is renowned for being home to one of the most vibrant digital scenes in the UK.

“For digital communities to thrive it is imperative that they have the infrastructure that will help, rather than hinder, their development.

“Brighton has been on our radar as our next hyper-city for over a year – we have already been inundated with demand from developments, residents and businesses that want access to the fastest broadband in the UK so we are thrilled to announce that we are officially adding it our hyper-city club.”

'Huge coup'

The board of Sussex Heights added: “Being the first property in Brighton to offer residents gigabit broadband is a huge coup for us.

“We live in a connected world – for today’s resident fast and reliable broadband provision is on par with utilities like gas, water and electricity.

“With Hyperoptic we are giving our residents access to the best and fastest broadband the market has to offer – it’s a huge draw for movers that want an internet connection that they can truly rely upon.”

Hyperoptic offers a range of residential packages, including broadband and landline packages, broadband-only services and contract-free options. It also offers business services like leased lines and business broadband.

The provider’s services are currently available to consumers and businesses in 12 cities and towns across the UK.

It aims to have its hyperfast service available to over half a million homes by 2018.

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