Battersea Power Station redevelopment to get 1Gb broadband

Ultrafast broadband provider Hyperoptic is set to bring its breakneck-speed broadband to the redevelopment of Battersea Power Station in south-west London.

It's starting with the first phase of the development plan, Circus West Village, but hopes to expand its network out to the whole BPS community eventually.

Mike Varney, building services technical manager for the BPS development company, said: "World-class infrastructure is at the heart of our award-winning project… Broadband infrastructure may be invisible, but its impact on our residents' quality of life is significant."

A total of 865 residential units will be able to connect to internet with speeds up to 1Gb - that's 1,000 megabits per second, about 35 times faster than the UK's average.

It'll be full fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) broadband, meaning the entire connection is fibre optic from the exchange to the building itself. Speeds of up to either 20Mb, 100Mb, or 1Gb will be available, either standalone or with a home phone package.

"The BPS project is one of the UK's most exciting redevelopment and place-making schemes," Hyperoptic's head of property, David Walker, said. "Every detail of the project has been meticulously planned to deliver a new, unrivalled community living experience. To be chosen to deliver the connectivity is further recognition of our true fibre approach."

Owners and tenants of homes in Circus West Village will start moving in over the next few months.

Source: Hyperoptic | Evening Standard

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