GTC celebrates fibre milestones with two new fibre contracts

GTC today announces the signing of two new contracts to deliver fibre to the home (FTTH) to developments in London and High Wycombe.

This comes on the back of a series of fibre milestones:

The new contracts are with Lendlease, for a development of 333 homes at Glasshouse Gardens in Stratford, London, and with Taylor Wimpey for 112 homes at RAF Daws Hill, Daws Hill lane, High Wycombe, adjacent to the Taylor Wimpey head office.

Offering fibre-to-the-home technology since 2008, GTC has secured significant market share from BT in the new-build market and works with all of the top three house builders – Barratt Homes, Persimmon Homes and Taylor Wimpey – and the majority of the top ten – including Bovis Homes, Bellway Homes and J S Bloor.

A trusted partner offering telephone and broadband services, all of GTC’s broadband connections are fibre-to-the-home, meaning that ultra-fast, future-proof fibre broadband speeds are delivered right into each and every home, rather than relying on traditional copper cables for the ‘last mile’ service. Jonathan Miller, Technical Director, Taylor Wimpey, explains:

“All the houses on our development have the same high speed, reliable fibre connection. Homeowners know that the fibre technology is future-proofed, in that fibre-to-the-home offers virtually limitless speeds. As the homeowners’ online needs increase, be it for work or pleasure, the fibre network will provide equally ultra-fast speed and reliability for both uploads and downloads, as well as enabling everyone in the house to enjoy the same levels of service at the same time. This is a key differentiator between our homes and others in the area.”

High-speed fibre connections are becoming increasingly important to potential home owners. Misan Akporiaye, Development Manager from Lendlease, comments:

“The latest figures from Ofcom show that the average broadband speed is currently around 23Mbps. GTC is offering our customers 300Mbps, as standard. With ever increasing customer demand for reliable broadband, this is not something we can afford to ignore.”

Through GTC’s partnership with Sky, Lendlease and Taylor Wimpey will be able to offer new homeowners Sky’s Original Bundle as part of a moving-in package, free for 12 months. Added to this, GTC is providing a Fibre Integrated Reception Systems (FIRS), which eliminate unsightly individual satellite dishes on each new-build home. GTC’s FIRS system delivers TV services via fibre cables, directly into homes, neatly utilising a single central satellite receiver and aerial array, to serve the whole site.

GTC’s fibre networks expand from Inverness to Exeter, including in the ultra-fast capital of London.