Poplar HARCA is working with broadband provider, Hyperoptic, to roll out broadband to 8,000 homes.
Together we are working to identify eligible families who will benefit from free broadband, for 1 year.
By providing reliable broadband to families who need better connectivity, we want to make it easier for parents and children to learn and work from home, connect with others and improve their access to essential services, such as healthcare.
Roll out will begin immediately.
Babu Bhattacherjee, our Director of Communities and Neighbourhoods, said:
“Covid-19 has shone a spotlight on the harmful effects of digital exclusion on low-income communities. The Internet has become a central part of our lives. It is necessary for keeping informed and accessing opportunities.
Partnerships such as these are essential to sustaining thriving families and communities. We’re also seeing how having a fast and reliable Internet connection positively impacts mental wellbeing. Digital inclusion is a priority now more than ever.”
Liam McAvoy, Senior Director of Business Development, Hyperoptic, added:
“Poplar HARCA is a progressive housing provider with a clear vision to discover, develop and implement opportunities to help its community thrive. We are thrilled to support this objective with a future-proofed broadband service, which enables a host of societal and economic benefits.
“We believe that everyone deserves to enjoy the benefits afforded by access to full fibre connectivity, which is why connecting social housing homes is one of Hyperoptic’s strategic priorities. Partnerships like these are fundamental to keep us on track to Gigabit London.”
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