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Mon 6th November
York to be first UK gigabit city
YORK is to become the UK’s first Ultra Fibre Optic city as communications giant TalkTalk starts work on the second phase of a new network in the city.

York’s Ultra Fibre Optic network has already been installed in an initial pilot towards the north of the city, and is currently available to 15,000 homes and businesses across Rawcliffe, Clifton, Huntington, New Earswick and parts of the Groves. 

Work started last week in Dringhouses to begin the second stage of the project to reach another 40,000 homes and businesses in York over the next two years.

The first homes and premises in this next stage will be connected early next year.

York’s Ultra Fibre optic is a new, next generation full fibre network with speeds of 1 Gigabit (1000Mbps). Once the network is completed, York will be UK’s first Ultra Fibre Optic city - the first city in the UK to have city-wide full fibre all the way from the exchange into homes or businesses, making it a ‘Gigabit city’.

To read the full story, please visit the York Press website

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