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York to Receive Ultra-Fast Broadband

A new fibre optic broadband is to be created in York, to provide ultra-fast broadband speeds throughout the city.

A one gigabit fibre optic network will be installed across the whole city and delivered directly to homes and businesses, with the first customers to be connected in 2015.

The network is being created as a joint venture between Sky, TalkTalk and City Fibre.

The companies have not yet announced a launch date for the service and said they planned to roll it out to two more cities in due course.

James Alexander, Labour leader of City of York Council said this project meant York would become the digital infrastructure capital of the UK.

He said: "I'm delighted that York has been chosen as the first city. Gaining ultra-fast broadband across the city is a huge boost for our economy."

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