Noticed a poster up in Gaumont Tower's notice board about a month ago that has since disappeared -it was advertising a high speed fibre optic broadband service for the Dalston Square development with speeds of up to 1GB per second.
"If we get 55 requests for service, we will move Dalston Square onto our priority list for installation and then we will engage with the Freeholder.
Installation commences within 6 weeks of signed wayleave. (This can take weeks or longer.) Service will be live about 4 weeks later".
They also said they had already conducted a feasibility survey with the Development Manager which was positive & to date had received about 15 requests for service -so if we can get another 40 then we can look to go live with this service.
Please register with them if this is of interest to you!!
Thanks for the heads-up on this, obviously I missed it when it was on the noticeboard. I have been waiting forever for BT's Infinity service (60Mb) which was due to go live last September. It was initially delayed 3 months to December, then again 3 months (March), and then again 3 months. They are currently saying end of June but I am not optimistic. And who needs 60Mb if they can get 1Gb!
I think I will also post this to our blog/website to see if we can't generate a bit more interest.
I put a poster up in Gaumont Tower today for this service...when I got home tonight it had gone! I asked the concierge why it had been taken down and he told me Gerard instructed them to remove these posters!!
I've asked the concierge to get Gerard to call me tomorrow to let me know what the issue is -if we can't spread the word we'll never make residents aware and get those interested to sign-up!!
Thanks for you effort, Paul. My experience from the social committee has been that Gerard has any posters removed that aren't pre-approved by his team. It's probably a sensible precaution to protect us from too much unsolicited advertising. However, the management team have been very supportive of our poster campaigns for residents' events, so I suspect if you ask them to leave the posters there for a limited time, you'll be in luck. Failing that, take a picture and post it here.
Sorry for resurrecting this post, but has anything happened in regards to this service?
I just recently moved into Labyrinth tower and am quite underwhelmed by the options when it comes to broadband. It seems the only solution is to get a connection through the phone line that won't be any faster than 17Mbit... which is... disappointing
Is there something I'm missing and there are other options?
Hi Daniel. Sadly, 17Mb is about as good as it for now, but the future is looking good. BT have been laying fibre all over London for some time and Dalston is on the list: Not sure when they will arrive though. And Hyperoptic could be here quite soon: Here an email I received from them on Feb 12th:
Thank you for your message. Sorry for my delayed response.
Before we install in a building we need to ensure there is interest amongst residents. We’ve already had a good response from Dalston Square, probably as a result of your work last year. Thank you! As you suggest I think the next steps will be to arrange a mailing through Sean.
Over the last few months we’ve been talking to Barratt at group level. Last week we reached agreement to install in a number of their developments, including Dalston Square, which is excellent news!
We are surveying the development later this week and hope to finalise with Barratt shortly.
I will be in touch soon.
PS Following the survey we will produce a formal proposal. I will forward a copy to you as soon as I have it.
This was then followed, on April 9th, by this:
Just to update you, things are progressing well with Barratt. We hope to have some provisional installation dates shortly.
Keep your fingers crossed, but it seems we will very soon have Gb internet speeds in the square. Get your geek on!
I emailed Sean Stone about Hyperoptic a few weeks ago to see if things had moved on -here is his response:
I have met with hyperoptic at Dalston and asked them to survey which they did two weeks ago and have also worked with them at other sites in the past. The last I heard from them was that Barratt's had decided instruct them to provide the service on a few of their sites and Dalston was going to be the trail site dependant on the survey which would be sent through.
I will leave it a week or two and then contact them for further news
that was about 3 weeks ago so I'll drop him another email to see if things have progressed -perhaps if we all do like wise he'll get the hint?
Got a reply as follows from Sean Stone on email yesterday:
Hyperoptic carried out their survey and are in discussion with Barratt’s. I am due to meet with senior Barratt’s management on 2nd May so will ask for further news then. Things do seem to take quite a while to get approval it would seem
Sean Stone AIRPM ABIFM Development Manager Dalston Square Gaumont Tower Rosebery Place London E8 3BQ
Sounds like the usual Consort response to me. Things are always about to happen, just around the corner, progressing in a great way, and they will always get back to us shortly. The meeting was 10 days ago. paul, let me guess, you've heard nothing? ...sorry, I'm getting a bit cynical about all things Consort.