28 Feb

Property buyers seek broadband information

Property buyers seek broadband information

Many property buyers believe there should be more information shared about the availability of broadband when looking for a new home.

Research from Hyperoptic showed 34 per cent of prospective buyers feel they should be able to find out what broadband speeds then can expect and that this information should be readily made available.

Many also they could be put off buying a property if the broadband speeds on offer are not acceptable.

The survey also found that buyers and renters also want to know what mobile phone signal they can accept.

 “We are hitting one of the busiest times of the year for moving home, but ironically for many the speed of the market won’t be matched by the speed at which they can connect to the Internet when they get into a new property,” said Steve Holford, chief customer officer of Hyperoptic.

“The average property broadband speed that is given from a property website is basically misleading since it does not factor in how much a fibre to the cabinet broadband service can reduce at peak times. It is time that the property sector woke up to the fact that broadband is not just a standard property amenity as it has the power to turn off a prospective renter and buyer altogether.”ADNFCR-1222-ID-801832957-ADNFCR

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