TalkTalk claims that customers including residents and business entities have embraced its high speeds Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband services. It says that the infrastructure costs have come down and it wants to extend programme further across the whole town.
With the new service, users can watch HD TV without buffering, play games with people on the other side of the real world and also to enable every member of the family to be online simultaneously.
At present, UK has a penetration rate of 2% for pure fibre optic connections, while at the same time, a European country such as Lithuania has a penetration of 60%. The company says that it is now vital to spread FTTH broadband network across the country.
TalkTalk CEO Dido Harding said: “I have long been convinced that we need to be more ambitious when it comes to the UK’s digital economy, and upgrade our broadband infrastructure once and for all.
Minister of State for Digital and Culture Matt Hancock said: “The future is fibre and TalkTalk’s extension of its rollout of full fibre gigabit speeds in York is exactly the kind of thing we want to see industry delivering across the UK.
“We are working to support full fibre roll out by removing barriers and putting the right incentives in place to help cement our role as a digital leader and get the very best broadband to families and business.”
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