Guidance

New build homes: superfast broadband connectivity options

The Government has worked with Openreach - BT’s local access network business - and the Home Builders Federation (HBF) on an agreement which aims to deliver superfast broadband connectivity to new build properties in the UK.

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New build homes: superfast broadband connectivity options

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The Government has worked with Openreach - BT’s local access network business - and the Home Builders Federation (HBF) on an agreement which aims to deliver superfast broadband connectivity to new build properties in the UK. As part of this deal, the Government has published a document to help developers understand superfast broadband connectivity options for new build homes.

With growing consumer expectations for faster broadband speeds, this partnership will help to meet the demand from consumers when they move to a new build development.

This guidance has been developed in partnership with the Home Builders Federation. It is designed to encourage small developers to think about their customers’ connectivity needs early on in the development process and plan ahead for superfast broadband installation. It also provides advice on how to find out what coverage options are available on proposed development sites.

The UK is undergoing a transformation of broadband infrastructure, and coverage is expanding all the time. In limited cases, such as hard to reach locations (less than 5% of premises), installing superfast broadband can be extremely expensive. Knowing this early on helps manage customer expectations for new build sites. You may also be able to help new home owners find alternatives.

Published 5 February 2016