GTC has officially launched its fastest-ever broadband service, offering reliable speeds of 300Mbps over its Fibre-to-the-Home network.
With the most recent Ofcom figures* showing that the average UK broadband speed is 17.8Mbps, GTC’s service offering for new-build properties far exceeds the ‘Superfast’ classification of 24Mbps, and significantly exceeds even the 100Mbps required to be deemed ‘Ultrafast’. Furthermore, all of GTC’s installations are Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) and do not rely on traditional copper cables for the final leg of delivery from the roadside cabinet. This means that the homeowner receives the remarkable 300Mbps broadband service for which they have paid and the housebuilder benefits from a major selling feature, which is simple and cost-effective to provide.
James Bland is a homeowner at a new development in Peterborough, built by Bovis Homes and supplied with FTTH by GTC. Mr James Bland says: “The broadband speed was a factor in us buying the house. It is now vital to have reliable, high-speed communications in the home. So much of life is carried out online, be it work, banking, shopping or socialising. The fact that GTC provides Fibre-to-the-Home, means that we all receive the same blazing-fast service, rather than anyone living further into the development suffering from reduced speeds.”
Fibre optic cables are able to offer limitless speeds of delivery. Providing FTTH means that a development is future-proofed and that homeowners will have the service to support new technologies and requirements in years to come. GTC’s FTTH solution provides customers with some of the highest available speeds, at a very competitive price.
Tom Brough, Sales and Marketing Director at GTC, says: “We provide ultrafast broadband right into each and every new home, with speeds and reliability that vastly out-perform those advertising fibre but using copper cables for the ‘last mile’ of the network. We offer a range of service packages to suit individual customers’ requirements and they can choose from one of our unlimited download options offering either 50Mbps, 100Mbps or 300Mbps speeds. This high level of service will be provided to every new property we supply.”
*Ofcom report, published 15.04.14 – ‘UK fixed-line broadband performance, November 2013 – The performance of fixed-line broadband delivered to UK residential consumers.’
GTC is a nationwide provider of utility infrastructure to the new-build market and provides cost-effective Gas, Electricity, Dual Fuel Water and Fibre to the Home (FTTH) networks, along with sustainable solutions.
Over the past decade, GTC has become one of Britain’s biggest providers of utility infrastructure. GTC works with all house builders, consultants and major developers in the British mainland new-build market. Currently, GTC has over 1.3 million live utility connections to homes and commercial premises located throughout mainland UK.
GTC operates networks in perpetuity, whether built by its own construction teams or by other accredited infrastructure providers. GTC operates the gas networks and meters for GTC Pipelines Ltd (GPL), Independent Pipelines Limited (IPL), Quadrant Pipelines Limited (QPL) and Independent Meters Limited (IML); and the electricity networks for The Electricity Network Company Ltd (ENC) and Independent Power Networks Limited (IPNL); and for Fibre to the Homes, Independent Next Generation Networks Limited (INGNL).
Because of this on-going responsibility, GTC ensures that exacting standards are adhered to from the outset.
GTC holds all four Lloyd’s utility technical accreditations:
- Water Industry Registration Scheme (WIRS)
- Multi Utility Recognition Status (MURS)
- Gas Industry Registration Scheme (GIRS)
- National Electricity Registration Scheme (NERS)
GTC is also a CHAS (The Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme) registered company.
GTC is owned by Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L.P, a company operating a diverse portfolio of quality assets worldwide.