I am delighted to report that BT are finally installing their Super-fast broadband which will serve Academy Central. We have had a real battle on our hands but I am glad that BT finally listened.
100% of the residents who filled out my broadband questionnaire said that their broadband was average or poor. Some households currently only have a download speed of 2 megabytes which is shocking. To watch BBC IPlayer in High definition you need download speeds of 3.2 megabytes. According to BT, residents will have access to download speeds of at least 15 megabytes with the majority of residents getting much better speeds.
I have been working with the residents association and Taylor Wimpey to get residents access to high quality broadband. I was delighted when Hyperoptic announced they would be installing their fibre-optic broadband at Academy Central but unfortunately this did not reach all of the properties.
Some lucky properties on the estate already access to BTs super-fast Broadband package but BT are currently working on a new cabinet which will deliver this broadband to the rest of the Academy Central site. This is due to be completed in the Winter.
I am thrilled that residents will now have broadband fit for the 21st Century. Academy Central is a brand new modern development and it needs modern high quality broadband access. Top quality internet connection is a necessity in today’s technological society.