The housing development in Tornagrain in the Highlands has been connected to GTC’S ultrafast Fibre-to-the-Home network. All of the GTC sites have been created to be fibre ready when the homeowners move in. GTC is the largest independent company in the UK to provide utility networks and infrastructure in the new build property market. The utilities provided by GTC include gas, electricity, water, district energy, waste-water and Fibre-to-the-Home broadband and telecoms.
Tornagrain in Scotland will be equipped with the GTC’s Ultrastream300 network. This network is thought to provide reliable, future proof and ultrafast fibre-optic service. The Ultrastream300 network offers internet speeds of around 300Mbps and also gives future homeowners a choice of five different Internet Service Providers; this is more than any other fibre network anywhere in the UK.
GTC have been chosen to install their FTTH networks by the lead developer of the project, Tornagrain Ltd. To begin with, GTC will be working on the first phase of 880 new homes that are being constructed by Zero C and A&J Stephen. The town has been designed with the architectural and planning traditions of the Highlands in mind while adding the groundworks for the latest technology. The first homes that form part of the Tornagrain development have gone live with the newly installed FTTH network. It is thought that GTC’s multi-utility approach offers house builders a straightforward and reliable service for all utility requirements. This means that coordination with the provider is made simpler, with contractors liaising with one provider.
Tornagrain is housing development project that is part of the Scottish Government’s Sustainable Communities initiative. The development will not only see the construction of new homes as there will also be new schools, shops, offices, village parks, tennis courts and allotments. GTC has been working closely with Zero C and A&J Stephen in order to carry out the construction works that will lead to the creation of a brand new community.