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27 June, 2016

HBF Agrees National Ultrafast Fibre to the Premise Deal with GTC for New Homes

The Home Builders Federation (HBF) and GTC have agreed a national deal for HBF members to provide “Ultrafast” fibre to the premise to new-build homes nationwide.

GTC’s UltraStream300 fibre network enables house builders to provide their customers with the services they demand from a 21st century new home, with speeds of 300Mbps available now, and ready for 1Gbps when future higher speeds are needed by households.  New homeowners will also benefit from a fixed line phone service, discounted Sky TV packages and a wide choice of broadband packages currently from four independent service providers. 

GTC also offers an attractive commercial package to ensure house builders will not face higher costs by choosing GTC’s market-leading UltraStream300 fibre network, achieved via a competitive structure of rebates payable to HBF members on connection.

As the trusted utility provider over many years and for many HBF members, GTC’s open-access fibre network is delivered as part of a multi-utility installation ensuring live connections for all utilities, including fibre, are made prior to the new homeowner moving in.  This bundled multi-utility approach gives house builders a straightforward and reliable service for their utility requirements, simplifying the installation, coordination and management of networks via one provider.

Full details of the 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 complementary sales-suite ultrafast broadband connection. 

Peter Andrew, HBF’s Deputy Chairman commented, ‘Broadband speed is seen by many home buyers as being absolutely essential to  the way we live and communicate today.  House builders have the challenge of ensuring their new homes keep pace with future advances and the GTC agreement provides HBF Members with another option for a service that exceeds these demands today, but importantly futureproofs new homes for the greater demands to come.’ 

Clive Linsdell, GTC’s CEO said, “GTC is delighted to offer HBF members a market leading Fibre-to-the-Premise product, backed by the familiar long-term reliability of GTC’s service delivery.  Many HBF members rely on our service to ensure housing completions are made on time, and we are pleased to extend the benefits of GTC’ s services into Telecoms where reliable service is also much needed”.

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For further press information please contact:

Georgina Dunlop Phillips Profile 01223 846955/ 07912 178156 gd@phillipsprofile.co.uk

Steve Turner 07919 307 760 steve.turner@hbf.co.uk

Notes to editors

About the HBF: The HBF is the principal trade association for private sector home builders in England and Wales and its members produce about the majority of new homes built each year. Members include companies of all sizes, ranging from multi-national, household names through regionally based businesses to small local companies: www.hbf.co.uk

About GTC

Established in 1995, GTC is the UK’s largest independent provider of utility networks and infrastructure to the new-build market. These utilities include:

Gas

Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband and telecoms

Electricity

District Heat

Water 

 Waste-water

Operating networks which serve over one million homes nationwide, GTC is unique in being able to offer all six utilities.  Once built, the networks are managed and operated by GTC. Because of this on-going responsibility, GTC ensures that exacting design and construction standards are adhered to from the outset.  GTC is well established with customers of the new-build market working with the top national and regional house builders, land developers and consultants.

As an independent provider, GTC is not tied to any geographical areas. This provides economic and scheduling advantages to house builders. The company’s long-standing approach is to work with the regulators and the rest of the industry to bring competition to the utilities market, thus benefitting housebuilders with greater choice, better service and lower costs.

GTC is a RoSPA Gold Award winner and a Contractors Health & Safety Assessment Scheme (CHAS) registered company.

GTC is Lloyds accredited and OFGEM licensed.  GTC operates networks for the following companies:

  • GTC Pipelines Ltd (GPL)
  • Independent Pipelines Limited (IPL)
  • Quadrant Pipelines Limited (QPL)
  • Independent Meters Limited (IML)
  • The Electricity Network Company Ltd (ENC)
  •  Independent Power Networks Limited (IPNL)

Brookfield Utilities UK (BUUK)

GTC is part of the Brookfield Utilities UK (BUUK) Group, whose major shareholder is Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L.P. The BUUK Group includes of: GTC, Metropolitan, Power On Connections and Exoteric Smart Meters.

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