whg pilots full fibre in blocks
12th May 2023
whg is helping its customers to get connected after hooking up to deliver fast, low-cost internet access in its communal blocks.
The leading Midland’s landlord is working with Hyperoptic, the hyperfast broadband provider, to roll out its full fibre broadband services to 1014 flats across 20 sites.
The partnership aims to support customers who may be digitally excluded by providing an affordable broadband option.
The new initiative will also include free 1 GB wi-fi connections in communal areas and local community hubs, with free broadband vouchers for the most digitally excluded.
Director of Stronger Communities Connie Jennings said: “Access to affordable broadband is not a luxury, it is a necessity. In today’s digital age, it is essential for our customers to have access to the digital tools they need to live and work as well as to stay connected with their loved ones.
“By working with Hyperoptic we aim to tackle digital poverty and offer customers an affordable internet connection, helping to empower our communities and ensure that everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive.”
Work in the blocks is anticipated to commence in May with completion of the initial tranche expected in August.
Social tariffs are a way to get broadband if you’re receiving Universal Credit or another type of financial support. They’re much cheaper than the standard monthly rate for the service, and are reserved for these customers to help them afford the usual monthly price of a broadband connection. Find out more