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UK’s Fastest Broadband Launches in Leeds

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The UK's fastest consumer broadband is now live in Leeds. Residents of The Basilica, a development in the city centre, are now enjoying gigabit broadband services from Hyperoptic, the UK's leading Fibre-to-the-Home broadband provider.

Hyperoptic is rolling out services across Leeds. Fibre installation is also underway in other developments within the city, including Twenty Twenty and a number of Eddisons properties, including Skyline, Waterside and Bridgewater Place. Numerous other developments have also agreed to receive true fibre broadband from Hyperoptic, resulting in thousands of Leeds citizens able to surf the web without compromise in the coming months.

Unlike other broadband providers, Hyperoptic installs fibre directly into a development, enabling symmetric gigabit Fibre-to-the-Home broadband services. Other broadband providers claim to offer "fibre" broadband, but the fibre actually stops at the "cabinet" (Fibre-to-the-Cabinet). The consumer still receives their broadband through copper, which is why a consumer doesn't get the advertised speeds, and the service is subject to distance attenuation, peak-time slow-downs and discrepancies between upload and download speeds.

Hyperoptic focuses on bringing its services into developments with 50 or more units. Installations are prioritised in buildings where there is greatest demand from the freeholder and residents. Once at least ten per cent of residents have registered interest, Hyperoptic works with building management to arrange installation. Prices start as low as £12.50 a month[1]; broadband only services are also available and Hyperoptic is also currently running an offer for three months free broadband and phone service for new customers.

Tim Huxtable, National Property Manager, Hyperoptic, adds: "Leeds is a strategic priority for Hyperoptic - we are committed to invest millions over the next five years in telecoms infrastructure, so that residents can have access to world-class connectivity. Leeds has been left in the slow lane for too long, with citywide broadband not-spots and an average broadband speed of 18.3Mbps - which can barely cope with today's broadband demands of streaming, sharing and HD content, let alone tomorrow's."

Ross Denton, Resident, The Basilica: "I have been overwhelmed by the experience and affordability of fibre broadband from Hyperoptic. In the past I was frustrated by the 'up to' claims of other broadband providers; as a musician and avid gamer, the slowdowns were incessant and exasperating, and my flat-mates didn't get a look-in. With Hyperoptic, I can get a clean connection for the same price, which is at least five times faster, despite the speeds being advertised as the same - or for a little extra, I can get a Gig. It's transformed my life; plus my flat-mates and my gaming scores have never been higher!"

About Hyperoptic

Hyperoptic is the UK's leading Fibre-to-the-Home provider, delivering a quantum leap in online connectivity. Its hyper-fast gigabit symmetrical service is over 56 times faster than the current UK average, and ten times the speed of its nearest competitor.

Hyperoptic works with freeholders, developers, property managers and residents to bring its award-winning services to residential and business developments, providing an unrivalled connection that increases the attractiveness of each property. It aims to have its hyper-fast service available to over half a million homes in the next five years.

Founded in 2011, Hyperoptic received a £50m investment in May 2013 from Quantum Strategic Partners Ltd, a private investment vehicle managed by Soros Fund Management LLC. The company was named 'Best Superfast Broadband' provider and "Best Use of Digital' at the 2014 Internet Service Providers' Association Awards, "Most Innovative Provider 2013" by Broadband Genie and "Best Urban Network Enterprise" at the NextGen 12 Challenge Awards.

[1] Based on a customer taking phone service with a £12.50 line rental, including free UK evening and weekend calls