GTC signs up fifth ISP for FTTH network

24 April 2017 | James Pearce

GTC’s fibre to the home (FTTH) open access network has signed up its fifth independent service provider (ISP), becoming the first in the UK to support five operators.

Pure Broadband will offer UK homeowners broadband-only packages using GTC’s 100% fibre network, which offers speeds of up to 300Mbps.

GTC already offers FTTH service to customers of Sky, VFast, Love Your Broadband, and Direct SaveTelecom. It only offers end-to-end fibre broadband services, and is capable of up to 1Gbps.

Joe Tandey, operations director at Pure Broadband, said: “Joining GTC’s network gives us the opportunity to reach more homeowners with our unique broadband offering. We feel that their open-access policy is the way that all networks should operate because of the choice it gives new home buyers.”

Tom Brough, GTC’s sales and marketing director, said: “Housebuilders want to ensure their new homeowners have a wide choice of providers so they can decide which service and products will meet their particular/individual needs rather than having this dictated by the network owner.

“Just as GTC’s networks have always offered choice of supplier for gas and electricity, we are proud to provide that same freedom to our fibre customers. It is an aspiration that we are fully committed to and that we know holds a strong appeal for new housebuilders and their customers.”