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White City first area to get ultra-fast broadband in H&F

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Image captionImage: The White City Estate

Residents on the White City Estate now have the chance to surf the net at record speeds of up to 1,000Mbps.

Hammersmith & Fulham Council, in partnership with Community Fibre, has made White City Estate one of the largest in London to have ultra-fast fibre optic broadband on offer in the 2,000 homes on the estate.

“We are future-proofing the first of our estates with some of the fastest internet connections in the country,” said Cllr Andrew Jones, H&F Cabinet Member for Economic Development and Regeneration. “We want more people to be connected in the borough as we strive to make H&F the best place to live, work and socialise in Europe.”

The next estates to have ultra-fast broadband in the coming months will be the Clem Attlee Estate in Fulham and Edward Woods Estate in White City, which will surpass the minimum speeds required by the government for 2020 by a whopping 100 times.

“We are delighted to be working with H&F to bring gigabit services to properties in the area,” said Jeremy Chelot, Chief Executive at Community Fibre. “H&F has made it easy for Community Fibre to bring this expansion to reality, showing how innovative and committed the borough is to bringing the best connectivity to the residents.”

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Image caption: Image 2: White City Estate is one of the largest in London to have ultra-fast fibre optic broadband

Super surfing

The broadband improvements are part of the council’s innovative Industrial Strategy.

And ultra-fast fibre broadband will soon be just a click away for businesses in H&F, too.

H&F Council has launched a new partnership with ITS Technology Group to develop a dedicated fibre optic network in the borough to help boost economic growth.

The council has also become the first local authority in the country to grant access to its 19km of underground CCTV ducts to create the high-speed fibre network.

And H&F Council also reached an agreement with BT Openreach for the roll-out of high-speed broadband to a further 2,000+ homes and offices across the borough.