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Hyperoptic rolls out gigabit broadband in Liverpool

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UK Fibre provider Hyperoptic has rolled out gigabit broadband in parts of Liverpool including Hamilton House, Waterloo Warehouse, The Reach and X Building, while Wapping Quay, Kings Dock Mill, Princes Dock and City Quay will soon get covered as well.

Hyperoptic’s Fibre to the Premise (FTTP) network provides people with speeds of 1,000Mbps which is around 50 times faster than what broadband regulator Ofcom state is Liverpool’s average broadband speed of 19.3Mbps.

“Hyperoptic is revolutionising broadband in Liverpool” said Tim Huxtable, national team manager at Hyperoptic.

“We are investing millions in telecoms infrastructure to extend our footprint. The reception to our services has been phenomenal – the difference in experience is like chalk and cheese- – with 19.3Mbps, a 50GB game would take over seven hours to download, but less than seven minutes with our gigabit connection.”

Welcoming the move, Mayor of Liverpool, Joe Anderson, said “Hyperoptic’s offer helps transform us into a truly ‘Gig City’ and gives Liverpool a massive competitive edge.”

“We want to grow the scale and breadth of businesses in the digital sector and improving broadband speeds is essential in allowing that to happen. It’s also the foundation for successful home-working and enabling the people of Liverpool to enjoy the best of what true fibre speeds have to offer.”