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UFO coming to York with promise of Gigabit broadband

New branding style for York Gigabit broadband

The branding and a registration website has landed and it is out of this world with a UFO theme centred around the name UltraFibreOptic.

The new advertising theme is a joint venture between Sky and TalkTalk to promote availability of the Gigabit fibre roll-out in York, as yet no sign of pricing but the promise that those registering and inside the footprint will find out very soon.

For a new uber geeky speed service the sign that the marketing people are winning rather than the geeks is in evidence with the headline speed 1000Mb in evidence when really it should be 1000 Mbps since the time period for a measurement is an important thing and in some places the Mb has been forced to MB making the service 8 times faster than it really is. Time to start watching for the first speed tests soon hopefully.

Comments

Say goodbye to bloody greed BT with crappy slow FTTC. And BT rip off FTTPoD.

  • adslmax
  • over 2 years ago

Ok the UFO Ultra Fibre Optic download is probably up to 1000Megabit (I don't think it will be max speed) but no metion of what was the upload speed are?

  • adslmax
  • over 2 years ago

Gigabit with Ethernet out of the CPE has a limit of 950 Mbps.

  • andrew
  • thinkbroadband staff
  • over 2 years ago

And for wifi (no chance of getting 1Gbps)on laptop, mobile phone and pc.

  • adslmax
  • over 2 years ago

Does an individual need 1 Gbps though?
I think it should be looked at from the perspective of a family with several users all being able to max out their WiFi connections at the same time!
I have 1.7 Mbps. 50 would be lovely! : )

  • ahockings
  • over 2 years ago

The BB speed divide appears to be now getting even bigger :P

  • 21again
  • over 2 years ago

Cityfibres approach in York is a wise one, they split in a 'great' street cab ;). They could get 10G or 100G to a subscriber if they really wanted - Just a case of patching. The majority will be GPoN I am sure... but Point-2-Point could be a patch away....

  • FTTH
  • over 2 years ago

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