First cabinet live in West Yorkshire broadband project
Residents of the housing estate built on the Old Fountain Brewery site in Calderdale may have had a busy weekend ordering their FTTC based services, as the cabinet 106 which serves the estate went live on Friday 11th April. This is the first cabinet to be delivered by the Superfast West Yorkshire project which is part of the Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) projects across the UK.
As part of our broadband speed checks we can see that the speeds on the estate are going to be very good, so postcodes such as HX2 0SR, HX2 0SP, HX2 OSL and more will get superfast speeds from the cabinet. The exchange this cabinet is connected to is the Halifax exchange, which is definitely not rural, but this estate looked to have been suffering slow old ADSL speeds. Halifax exchange has over two thirds of the lines served by cabinets already able to order a FTTC service, and if all the cabinets were enabled we estimate the level of superfast coverage would be 93% or higher (Virgin Media foot print not taken into account and our estimates are often at the low end of the Openreach estimates for speed).