PW victory for broadband access

After a year-long campaign to improve slow broadband access a stone’s throw away from Tech City, Perseverance Works and Printing House Yard will soon be home to 1Gbps high-speed broadband infrastructure.

PW and PHY have contracted Fibre Options to provide a 16Gbps fibre access service to each tenant, using infrastructure that will be owned by the tenants and available to all network providers.

Given the scale and success of the campaign, Paul King has been invited to speak at the Greater London Authority on 15 July regarding the government’s Connection Voucher, part of the Super-Connected Cities scheme.

Labour MP Meg Hillier hit out recently at the government’s failure to provide high-speed internet access and its under-used £150m Urban Broadband Fund. It is hoped that PW’s positive experience may pave the way for future businesses in the area.

“We are delighted to win this contract. It will act as a showcase for the benefits of open networking where the customer owns the passive infrastructure and tenants are free to purchase from a number of service providers on what is becoming an open wholesale platform. The capability is specified such that BT can use on site passive infrastructure should it decide to offer native fibre to the premise to this part of Shoreditch,” said Mark Trojacek, MD of Fibre Options.


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