Current sites completed by Community Fibre
South Road work 263 properties .
Cottington Road 306 properties.
Hampton Road East (44 properties) , Oxford Court (59 ), Swift Road (48), The Hollands (126) .
New Chapel Square (58 properties), Midsummer Avenue (187) .
Hunter House (206 properties), Watermead (153), Rose Gardens (73), Wynne Court (87), Pears Road (115) .
Sandalwood Road, Brookwood Road, Swan Road, Summerwood Road, Greenham House, Derwent Lodge, Tivoli Road, Boswood Court, Cooper House, Wheatley Road, Southern Avenue, Old Farm Close, Hatchett Road, Frank Towell Court, Percy Gardens, Clements Court
Sites underway by Hyperoptic
Brent Lea – 215 properties.
What is fibre broadband to premises?
This is the where the fibre cable is delivered direct into premises and not via the green boxes you may see which then need a copper cable into each individual property.
A fibre optic cable is able to handle a much larger volume of data than a copper cable without degrading. Fibre optic is therefore quicker than standard broadband, as the signal strength is less likely to fail with distance from the exchange, and speeds are maintained over greater distance. Maintenance is also better with fibre broadband and better guarantees of speed can be offered by suppliers.
The work also helps as part of move to fibre from copper by BT Openreach over the coming years with the current final date for disconnection set at 31 December 2025 for equipment connected from exchanges via copper to local “green” boxes.
Fibre broadband in Hounslow
The principles for guiding the roll out of fibre broadband:
- To maximise the extent and coverage of fibre broadband availability for residents and businesses in the borough.
- To deliver the rollout of improved fibre infrastructure in a way that minimises the disturbance to residents and businesses in the borough.
- To ensure delivery of fibre broadband networks at pace.
- To leverage social, environmental and economic value and secure investment in digital investment that everyone in the borough can benefit from.
The Council has been working in partnership with Harrow and Barnet Councils, so far Community Fibre and Hyperoptic have signed agreements with more expected, with the rollout programmes being developed currently for the Council’s social housing stock. This will help to unlock the investment needed to get fibre broadband into all premises in Hounslow,
As different sites around Hounslow have confirmed dates we will publish here this information in addition to direct communication by the suppliers at each site.
Information sent to residents