The development is now wired up to Hyperoptic, giving you another option for broadband & phone connectivity.   For more details, or to order go to https://hyperoptic.com/

Unlike the existing fibre-to-the-cabinet broadband, which uses the phone lines to provide speeds "up to" 76 Mbps for downloading, and about 12 Mbps for uploading, Hyperoptic's system supports speeds of up to 1,000 Mbps in both directions.  More importantly, the latency (delay) on the link is much lower, making internet connections "feel" much faster.

This means that JIRA residents now have multiple options for broadband:

  • Existing ADSL broadband (BT, Sky, TalkTalk, etc) over the phone lines (~6-8 Mbps)
  • Fibre-to-the-cabinet (BT Infinity, etc) over the phone lines (38 or 76 Mbps down, 5-10 Mbps up)
  • Virgin Media over the TV cables (up to 152 Mbps down / 12 Mbps up)
  • Hyperoptic over a new fibre/Ethernet cable (20, 100 or 1000 Mbps both ways).

Installation

The downside to Hyperoptic is that their engineers will need to come and route a new ethernet cable into your apartment.  

Most of the apartments now have a Hyperoptic cable concealed in the ceiling, just outside your front door.  During installation, the Hyperoptic engineers will come and install a cable which then routed to a new socket inside your flat.

Some residents have had concerns over the extent and neatness of wiring inside their flats - if you have experience of this (good or bad) please let me know at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..