Britain’s biggest house builder, Barratt Developments, is to ensure that full-fibre broadband is installed as standard across all its new-build developments.
Providing further impetus to the UK’s growing gigabit network, the builder’s move means that the 15,000-odd new homes that it builds each year will gain access to gigabit-capable broadband from the moment new homeowners move in. Barratt says it is leading the market by announcing this industry-first unified communications provider strategy.
Leading partners in the programme include BT broadband provision division Openreach, Virgin Media and Hyperoptic. This means that bar a small number of sites where it may take longer for services to be available, homeowners will have a choice of 18 leading ISPs from which to choose gigabit broadband.
The list of ISPs available to its customers will include BT, Virgin Media, Hyperoptic, Sky, TalkTalk, Vodafone, EE, Zen, Andrews and Arnold, Aquiss, Cerberus, Fibre Net, Giganet,