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Hyperoptic is to offer 1,000Mb fibre broadband services outside of London for the first time, it has been reported.

The urban-focused broadband provider is to develop network infrastructure in Cardiff, Bristol and Reading, giving businesses and consumers the chance to take advantage of ultra-fast speeds.

As reported by ISPreview.co.uk, Hyperoptic recently secured a £50 million investment from Quantum Strategic Partners in order to extend its network.

Currently, 20,000 households in the capital are able to sign up for the firm's fibre-to-the-premises broadband.

Hyperoptic is aiming to increase this number to 80,000 across ten UK cities by the end of the year.

The longer-term goal is to pass half a million properties by 2018.

Dana Tobak, Managing Director of Hyperoptic, said the firm was "delighted" to be offering fibre broadband services in Bristol, Cardiff and Reading, in addition to London.

"Our ground-breaking broadband speeds have been available to [building] schemes in London since 2011, and there is clearly robust demand for speed, reliability and connectivity across the UK," she stated.

"This is no more true than in these three cities, which we are pleased to name as our first 'hypercities' outside the capital."

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