high-speed UltraStream300 Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) on new-build sites at discounted rates.


A simplified rebate system and the inclusion of smaller developments from 40* plots upwards: the exclusive package agreed with the HBF, provides members with GTC’s reliable, high-speed UltraStream300 Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) on new-build sites at discounted rates. This new deal benefits housebuilders by widening the range of developments qualifying for the scheme and by further reducing the cost of installing the latest high-speed fibre for their customers.

UltraStream300, available as standard to all HBF members, offers reliable, ultrafast speeds of 300Mbps, one of the UK’s fastest, and is future-ready to give 1Gbps when higher speeds are required. This is good news for housebuilders, with surveys showing that reliable broadband is a ‘must have’ for the majority of UK homebuyers, valued above highly-rated schools[1]. Significantly, new homes will be fibre-ready when their owners move in. New homeowners will also benefit from the widest-available choice of five independent service providers, offering an extensive range of broadband and phone packages. Discounted Sky TV packages are also available.

This open-access fibre network is delivered as part of GTC’s multi-utility installation programme, ensuring that fibre is included in the live connection of all utilities prior to the new homeowner moving in. This multi-utility approach gives housebuilders a straightforward and reliable service for their utility requirements, simplifying the installation, co-ordination and management of networks via one provider. GTC’s track record as the trusted utility provider over many years and for many HBF members, is a further reassurance for housebuilders.

Full details of the new HBF agreement and technical guides can be found on GTC’s website and on GTC’s customer portal, GTC Live. The offer incorporates unlimited free site assessments, dedicated site technical management and after-sales benefits which include product training, promotional marketing material and a complimentary sales-suite ultrafast broadband connection.

Craig Ferrans, HBF technical director commented, ‘We are committed to working with service providers such that we can deliver the high-speed, future-proofed broadband that homeowners are looking for.’

Tom Brough, GTC’s Sales and Marketing Director said, ‘We are committed to offering HBF members, many of whom we have worked with for years, the best commercial terms that we can, combined with our market-leading FTTH product and the reliability of delivery for which GTC is known. With this new agreement, even more projects will be able to take advantage.’

  • Kenneth Booth, Magazine Manager

    With 15 years behind his belt in this sector, Kenneth has a keen interest in the construction and management of buildings, striving to learn more and more with each passing year. As a member of the launch team for Building Design & Construction Magazine, Kenneth has seen and followed some of the industry’s leading stories; whether it be the laying of the foundations for Heathrow’s terminal 5, the design and build of the Shard all the way through to the organisation and management of London 2012 Olympics, he's been there for the entire journey. Kenneth handles the majority of the sponsored and advertorial content, pushing the envelope of businesses looking to use Building Design & Construction as a mode of communication for their marketing agenda. With a profound understanding of how construction and property professionals can best put the right foot forward, Kenneth is able to support, and guide the marketing agenda of businesses of all shapes and sizes.

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