HIGH-SPEED BROADBAND - Update 1st March


1st March 2020

The ultra high speed full fibre boradband is now live and connecetd throughout the four main blocks of New Crane Wharf, and the fibre neetwork has now been installed throughout the Garnett Street units, ready to go live as soon as it’s been tested. 


27th DECEMBER

Ultra fast firbre broadband is now live and available in the four main blocks - Riverside A &B, Link Block and Wapping Wall Block. The connection to the flats in Garnett Street should be live soon.

Now the network is connected and live, Openreach will inform ISPs who offer FTTP that New Crane Wharf is connected. Any lessee can then order fibre connection from any of those ISPs. The ISP will then arrange for the connection to be completed from the box in the hallway into the flat.

Openreach list all the ISPs currently offering FTTP over their network on their website:

www.openreach.co.uk/buyultrafast

 

23rd NOVEMBER

Openreach has nearly completed the installation of a high-speed fibre network throughout the development. This has been done at no cost to the Service Charge or the Freehold Company.

We will soon have a full end-to-end fibre installation, known as Fibre to the Premises (FTTP), currently the fastest form of fibre broadband for the home. It is different to, and faster than, Fibre to the Cabinet (FTTC), i.e. the BT box in the street. As well as being a faster solution, we’ve gone with FTTP because there is no FTTC in Wapping, and won’t be for the foreseeable future.

Some well-known Internet Service Providers (ISPs) who provide FTTC do not yet offer FTTP, but the list of ISPs offering FTTP over the Openreach network is expected to keep growing.

Once the network is connected and live, Openreach will inform ISPs who offer FTTP that New Crane Wharf is connected. Any lessee can then order high speed fibre connection from any of the ISPs who offer such a service. The ISP will then arrange for the connection to be completed from the box in the hallway into the flat.

Openreach list all the ISPs currently offering FTTP over their network on their website: 

www.openreach.co.uk/buyultrafast

We will let all lessees and residents know as soon as we are “lit and live”!


28th OCTOBER

Openreach  installation is well underway, via their contractors KNTC, with connections from the street to the car park, and then through the risers into the blocks. Installation of fibre within the blocks has also begun in the Riverside blocks and will move to Link Block and Wapping Wall Block soon.


12th OCTOBER

Openreach are now prepared to bring fibre to New Crane Wharf, and have now completed a full survey. Their solution is, in our opinion, visually less intrusive, and a Openreach installation would significantly broaden the range of service providers you could choose from.

We have now been told that they are able to commence installation within the next few weeks – at no cost to NCWFL or the Service Charge. The only cost would be to lessees who, if they choose to, take up fibre broadband from any ISP who provides it.

Therefore NCWFL has decided to instruct Openreach to install fibre at New Crane Wharf.

KFH and NCWFL will keep you informed about timescales and other details as the project proceeds, with updates on this page.

We believe that this will prove to be a significant enhancement of the amenities at New Crane Wharf.

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