Residents vote for ultrafast broadband to come to their area

Residents and businesses in Huntington and Groves will be among the first to receive state-of-the-art Ultra Fibre Optic broadband.

Households and small businesses in the two neighbourhoods cast hundreds of votes over the last six weeks to say they want the new ultrafast broadband network from Sky and TalkTalk who, in partnership with CityFibre, have now begun to build in the area.

With people streaming, downloading and doing more online at home than ever before, it’s no surprise there was a great response from residents who want the ultrafast broadband service. As well as letting residents get speeds up to 100 times faster than standard broadband, ultrafast will future proof York’s broadband network so it can easily keep up with future demand and rapidly growing data consumption.

In casting their votes, local residents could also nominate a good cause in the community to benefit from a free connection to Ultra Fibre Optic broadband. The winning good causes will be announced by Sky and TalkTalk in the next few weeks.

Huntington and Groves join Clifton and Rawcliffe in becoming the first places in the UK to benefit from the ultrafast speeds of 1000Mb from Ultra Fibre Optic. Homes will be able to download a HD movie in less than 30 seconds, 100 photos in less than 5 seconds, and an album in a second. For businesses, it will improve productivity and the ability to better compete both locally and nationally. 

If you’re interested in taking the service you can see if Ultra Fibre Optic has landed in your area and register your interest at www.ultrafibreoptic.co.uk, or directly via the Sky and TalkTalk websites.