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Thousands more council tenants to benefit from ultrafast gigabit broadband

5 November 2018
More than 1,400 social housing tenants in Thurrock will very soon have access to ultrafast gigabit broadband, with thousands more set to follow.
Last year, Thurrock Council agreed a pioneering partnership with Hyperoptic – the UK's largest gigabit broadband provider – to install its full fibre broadband across 12 of its social housing developments.
With that phase of the project almost complete, the council has now extended the agreement with Hyperoptic to a further 20 social housing developments in Thurrock.

Gigabit broadband goes live at Marine and River Court

15 September 2017
Residents in Marine Court and River Court, Purfleet are now live with the fastest broadband service in the UK, thanks to a partnership between Thurrock Council and Hyperoptic, the UK’s largest residential gigabit broadband provider.
Thurrock Council announced in April that it agreed a partnership, which would see full fibre broadband from Hyperoptic being installed across 12 of its social housing developments, enabling 1,700 tenants to have access to seamless connectivity. All of this was to be, and has been, at no cost to the tax-payer.