Sick of unreliable broadband? You’re not alone. Indeed, a recent YouGov survey found that a third of UK adults are experiencing worse internet performance than they did pre-lockdown – with 70% of those users struggling with simple activities such as browsing and online shopping.
The good news is that work is already well underway in Leeds to bring full fibre services within reach of nearly every home and business locally. Since 2016, we’ve invested £120m to lay a new network that uses the best available technology – full fibre – to give nearly every home and business the digital foundation they need to thrive today, tomorrow and in decades to come.
Already, thousands of Leeds residents are able to benefit, with full fibre broadband services now live and available across Holbeck, Beeston, Hunslet, Morley, Middleton, Belle Isle, and Armley through a range of broadband providers; with works also underway in the West and North of the city. To find out if you can connect, register your interest at cityfibre.com/south-leeds.
Why is full fibre different to what I’ve got already?
The difference between full fibre and ‘regular’ fibre is stark, and even if you think you have ‘fibre broadband’ today, the chances are there’s copper in there somewhere holding you back (top tip – if your router connects to a normal telephone socket, then that’s what you’ve got). With full fibre enabled services, when you ask for a gigabit connection, you get a gigabit connection. Here’s what you can expect:
- Increased efficiency: significantly faster speeds for upload and download, with providers offering gigabit speeds (1,000Mbps). This means you can access what you want in the blink of an eye – waiting for files to download or videos to finish buffering will be a thing of the past.
- No more competing priorities: near limitless bandwidth means everyone in your house can work, study, stream or game online simultaneously without a challenge.
- Connectivity you can depend on: The clever design of our networks means that if there’s a break in one connection, it can instantly be rerouted via another. We’re also constantly monitoring our networks, so problems are often detected and fixed before you even notice!
- Futureproofed for growing demand – once the fibre is in the ground, it’s there for good and maintenance work is drastically reduced. We plan twice, build once and build right.
So, can I buy this new broadband from you?
CityFibre’s job is not to be the star of the show but to quickly get everything set up for the main event and make sure it all runs smoothly. Our networks are open access, which lets you choose from a growing list of national and local internet service providers (ISPs). Whenever we complete a section of network, ISPs ‘light it up’ with some of the fastest and best value broadband packages available (high speed needn’t mean high cost).
Sounds great, when can I get it?
Works are well underway across South Leeds with more new addresses are going live day by day as our work to extend the network continues through the city. You can find out when you can connect by registering your interest at cityfibre.com/south-leeds.