A partnership between GTC and Sky is due to service homes at Kings Mead, a new Bellway Homes development in Reading.
GTC has been awarded the contract to provide gas, electricity and fibre-to-the-home infrastructure networks on the site, which features a range of homes and apartments. New homeowners will also have the opportunity to benefit from a package of premium TV services from Sky and fixed-line home phone and broadband speeds of up to 300Mbps will be supplied by GTC’s fibre optic network.
Plans for the new Kings Mead development at Kenavon Drive, on the outskirts of Reading town centre, include the construction of 192 stylish properties, ranging from 1 bedroom flats to 4 bedroom detached family houses, all with excellent amenities and leisure facilities nearby.
In addition to providing electricity infrastructure to the properties, and gas to many, GTC will run fibre optic cables directly to each home. Using a Fibre Integrated Reception System (FIRS) installed by GTC, Sky will deliver premium TV services including Sky+ and HD. The FIRS comprises a central satellite receiver and aerial array which is integral to providing the service and will serve the whole site.
Tom Brough, Sales & Marketing Director at GTC comments: “By providing the site with a superior fibre-to-the-home infrastructure, we are ensuring that homeowners can enjoy the very best in broadband, for both now and in the future. Unlike other providers who install what is referred to as a superfast connection, our network is fibre all the way into the home, without using any outdated copper.”
Paul Dickinson, Director of Sky Homes, says: “We are delighted to be involved in the Kings Mead development, helping to provide this new community with first class TV services.”
To find out more about Sky Communal TV solutions go to sky.com/communaltv