People living in Upton Park will be amongst the first in the UK to benefit from new Ultrafast broadband technology being developed.
We’ve announced Upton Park as a pilot location for our new Ultrafast technology, known as G.fast, which provides download speeds of up to 330Mbps – more than 10 times the UK national average.
We plan to make G.fast available to more than 10 million UK homes and businesses by the end of 2020, and news of the pilot has been given a warm welcome by Stephen Timms, the Member of Parliament for East Ham.
Thousands of premises in Upton Park will be given access to the technology during 2017 with details about exactly where and when to be published shortly.
Stephen Timms, Member of Parliament for East Ham, said: "I am delighted that Upton Park has been chosen as one of the first pilot areas in London for Openreach’s new Ultrafast broadband. Now we can look forward to many citizens of Upton Park being able to access broadband through this exciting G. fast technology.”
Clive Selley, Openreach’s chief executive, said: "The UK already leads the way when it comes to Superfast broadband. More than nine out of ten homes and businesses already have access to Superfast speeds with another 20,000 more premises being enabled each week, and we’re working hard to reach the rest, as well as starting to roll out Ultrafast speeds.
"I’m pleased that Upton Park will be one of the first locations to get Ultrafast speeds using G.fast technology, it’s a technology we’ve chosen because it enables us to get an affordable Ultrafast service to as many people as possible in the fastest possible time.”
Early trials of G.fast have been taking place in Cambridgeshire, Newcastle and South Wales, and we’ve just announced the 17 pilot areas – including Upton Park – to reach around 140,000 homes and businesses by the end of 2017.