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New Homes at Crindledyke Farm get fastest UK broadband

November 2013

Homes on one of Cumbria’s largest ever housing developments have the fastest UK broadband connection.Crindledyke Farm

Crindledyke Farm offers residents unique 1000Mbps broadband connections.

The Carlisle development, which has outline permission for 850 new build homes, is offering a broadband service which is equal to multi million pound developments in London.

Story Homes has teamed up with another local business, Solway Communications, to create the hi-tech offering for residents on the flagship development.

Solway Communications deliver the broadband service though associate company Triple Connect, who are able to provide a dedicated fibre-optic connection to all the way to each house using Solway’s own infrastructure.

Nick Kittoe, Managing Director of Solway Communications said: “The service we are offering the residents of Crindledyke is the highest quality and speed, much faster than any other mid market housing development in the UK. The only competition we are aware of is a small number of some exclusive developments in London, with multi million pound price tags, way above the budget of the average family or small business.”

The Cumbrian average broadband speed is a fraction of this speed at 7Mb/s download and 1Mb/s upload respectively, generally in the better served areas. Some other new developments in the UK have access to fast broadband connections, but these are generally shared across the development. BT offer a maximum of 330 Mb/s on their general fibre network and Virgin offer 120 Mb/s, although much of this is shared with anybody nearby sending or receiving data at the same time.

Louise McGuckin, Head of Sales for Story Homes said: “This is the first time that we have been able to offer such a service on any of our developments and feedback from customers has been extremely positive. Residents downloading or streaming content receive a much better speed than anywhere else, so for them, the service is a real benefit, making it an additional selling point for our homes.”

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