Wi-Fi Without the Jargon

The average speed of Wi-Fi in a UK home is 3.7mbps (Megabit per second). That’s fast right? Or is it slow?… Technology jargon has long blinded the public, including Build To Rent developers. However, an increase in our dependence on the internet now means it is an amenity that we cannot ignore. Developers need to be aware that Wi-Fi for new builds is a must. Better communication between technology experts and property developers can only be a good thing for both party’s. Moreover, in the long term it will benefit both you and your customers.

Investing in Wi-Fi for New Build Developments

If you are currently investing in new property development, then you mustn’t stop with just the four walls of the house. According to an Inside Housing article, having the correct technology in a home ‘can improve the services we provide, reduce the cost of providing homes and services, and deliver the kind of digital offering our residents now expect.’ Investing in internet for new builds is also an easy way to future proof your homes to new technology developments. Moreover, it is a small investment with potentially unlimited returns.

With the rise in working from home and the increased reliance on streaming services for entertainment (according to the Guardian, subscriptions rose by 34% YoY in 2020), tenants need reliable Wi-Fi. Often, in Build To Rent developments, one individual high-street router is in each flat- however, the different networks don’t ‘speak’ to one another, and the signals interfere. If there’s a problem with the Wi-Fi, tenants often have to go through maintenance processes to sort out any problems that arise, or spend hours on the phone to their high-street operator. So, they may not get back on track as quickly as they like. This means lower satisfaction for them, and more hassle for you.

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How we can help!

Landlord Broadband offers the unique service of providing high quality Wi-Fi for new build developments. Unlike other internet providers, we tailor our installations to the individual developers needs. As a result, this allows us to fulfil certain guarantees for the Wi-Fi provided. We offer full coverage throughout the property and an equal share of bandwidth to all guest devices. For tenants, we have a 24/7/365 support desk, whom they can contact directly to inform us of their issue, which we will pick up from there. We truly provide end-to-end management.

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