Newcastle City Council rolls out full fibre broadband

Newcastle City Council has announced the decision to rollout full fibre gigabit broadband across 25 of its social housing developments.

The rollout, provided by residential gigabit broadband provider Hyperoptic, will progress across almost 5,000 properties in 25 of the council’s social housing developments and will enable broadband speeds of 1,000Mbps – a speed reported as more than 30 times faster than the average.

Jane Streather, cabinet member for Housing and Public Health, said: “In the world we live in today good quality, high speed broadband can be the key to success when it comes to education, employment and social inclusion. As more and more services go online we recognise that providing ultrafast, reliable and affordable broadband is an essential part of our drive to increase digital inclusion. By working in partnership with Hyperoptic, whose gold standard services have been tried and tested by other councils, we know our tenants will receive the best Internet experience possible in the UK today.”

Hyperoptic has successfully worked on local authority broadband projects with Salford Council, Nottingham Council and Thurrock Council.