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North Yorkshire BDUK project progress report

A small glimmer of sunshine in the broadband world as the roll-out of superfast broadband in North Yorkshire appears to be accelerating and after the first BDUK funded cabinet went live in December 2012, there are now some 35,000 properties able to order a FTTC based service who otherwise would not have been able.

The Yorkshire Post article leads with the total of 1 million properties across the whole of Yorkshire now being able to order a superfast service via the Openreach wholesale network, with the bulk of those lines being those included in the Openreach £2.5 billion investment programme.

With a final target of around 350,000 properties to cover via the joint BT, local council, BDUK and ERDF project there is obviously a lot of work to do but as North Yorkshire started so early the deadline of 2015 looks achievable.


and yet, due to BTs inability to stick to plans (cancelling FTTP rollout), there's a large hole just outside York city centre which has a year or more delay before we see any improvement :(

  • phil_cooke
  • over 7 years ago

I think the coverage of 1 million lines is across the entirety of Yorkshire, not just North Yorkshire.

There aren't 1 million properties in the county!

  • WWWombat
  • over 7 years ago

@phil_cooke The whole is also partly down to the talk of large investment by CityFibre, that seems to have scaled back coverage of residential to now just focus on business areas too.

  • andrew
  • thinkbroadband staff
  • over 7 years ago

Odd. BT usually jump into areas when they think other operators are going to invest. It isn't personal to York though - see Leeds and Wakefield's central exchanges.

  • Dixinormous
  • over 7 years ago

Wakefield's central exchanges,no FTTC,every other area has it round Wakefield

  • banger9365
  • over 7 years ago

Wakefielf comes under the West Yorkshire BDUK project, though suprising why its not got a date in the commercial rollout.

  • ccxo
  • over 7 years ago

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