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Hyperoptic Switches On Its Superfast 1GBps Network In Manchester

Michael Moore joined TechWeek Europe in January 2014 as a trainee before graduating to Reporter later that year. He covers a wide range of topics, including but not limited to mobile devices, wearable tech, the Internet of Things, and financial technology.

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Two developments can now experience faster download speeds than ever before

Manchester residents can now benefit from some of the UK’s fastest Internet speeds following the news that Hyperoptic has launched its 1GBps service in the city.

The new network has been switched on in two developments in the Salford Quays area of the city, Sovereign Point and Imperial Point, where residents will now enjoy the first installation of its kind in the region.

Hyperoptic is planning a further forty developments across the city, with the installation playing a central role in the “future-proofing” of Manchester.

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“Thanks in part to our campaign to raise awareness of this problem, thousands of residents are now able to gain access to the fastest available internet speeds through Hyperoptic’s industry-leading service,” said Manchester city councillor, Kevin Peel,

“We will continue to work with providers like Hyperoptic, property developers, building managers and residents themselves to rollout out genuine hyper-fast fibre optic broadband to as many residents as possible to bring Manchester and the wider city region up to speed with the broadband it deserves.”

Hyperoptic, which says its service is up to 56 times faster than the UK average speed, launched its FTTP network in London in September 2011, and has since extended to over 75,000 homes in Newcastle, Sheffield, Birmingham, Nottingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester and Reading. The company plans to have 500,000 premises connected by 2018 as it looks to take advantage of ever-increasing demand for faster broadband.

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