Hyperoptic has secured a deal to supply superfast broadband to more than 20,000 homes.
The London-headquartered firm has agreed to supply all homes run by housing association Network Homes across the capital, Hertfordshire and the South East.
Hyperoptic offers broadband speeds of up to 1000 megabits per second, which is more than 21 times faster than the UK average.
Floyd Widener, managing director of commercial at Hyperoptic, said: “The social housing sector has been a key focus for Hyperoptic since our inception in 2011. Today, it is estimated that 11.3m adults in the UK remain digitally excluded and 37 per cent of people that are digitally excluded are social housing tenants.
“Connecting tenants to the UK’s fastest broadband at affordable price points is just one part of us helping to fix this situation – we also offer digital skills training and flexible products, such as rolling contracts and a low-price broadband-only service.”
Suraj Shah, head of strategic asset management and planned works at Network Homes, said: “We chose to work with Hyperoptic based on the high-quality service they have offered to us and our tenants.
“We already had a small number of properties connected to their network but based on our experience of working with them and great feedback from our tenants this new deal expands this to our entire housing portfolio.”