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Map – Sky and TalkTalk’s 940Mbps UFO FTTH Broadband Coverage of York

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015 (1:19 pm) - Score 4,823

The coverage of Sky Broadband and TalkTalk’s joint 940Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH/P) broadband network in the city of York (Ultra Fibre Optic), which is being deployed with the help of Cityfibre, is continuing to expand and new coverage has recently been added to the project’s map.

As previously mentioned the initial focus of this deployment has been around the areas of Huntington and Groves in the northern half of York, although the latest update suggests that most of the technically live areas exist in the north west side (Huntington comes under the north eastern ‘Landing Soon’ rather than north western ‘Landed’ bit).

Overall the first Phase One deployment will, once complete, put the service within reach of about 20,000 premises (this is supported by an investment of £5m from each ISP), although that will leave a whopping 60,000 or so in the rest of the city left to reach. Significantly more investment will be required to finish the task.

York UK FTTH sky and talktalk network map august 2015

In terms of the premises passed so far, the current coverage looks to have gone well beyond the 1,200 figure touted in May 2015 (predicted to be upwards of 5,000+ now), although an official figure has not yet been released and it’s unclear whether the coverage map is giving a 100% accurate street-level picture of availability.

Meanwhile the first customers are still expected to go live during this Autumn 2015, with prices due to start at £21.70 per month for an unlimited package on an 18 month contract term.

talktalk_ufo_york_fibre_optic_broadband_prices

Credits to Thinkbroadband for spotting the coverage update and for noting that BTOpenreach’s FTTC/P and Virgin Media’s cable networks already cover a combined 86.8% of the city with superfast broadband speeds (30Mbps+). At present the new FTTH network appears to overlap with some of this, thus the impact on York’s “superfast” total is presently fairly small.

We have asked TalkTalk for some more information on the current coverage levels and are awaiting their reply.

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Mark Jackson
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Mark is a professional technology writer, IT consultant and computer engineer from Dorset (England), he also founded ISPreview in 1999 and enjoys analysing the latest telecoms and broadband developments. Find me on Twitter, , Facebook and Linkedin.
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10 Responses
  1. Avatar adslmax Real says:

    Come on Openreach WAKE UP. 80/20 is outdated now!

    1. Avatar Craski says:

      Maybe BTOR are still #ExploringSolutions 🙂

    2. Avatar DanielM says:

      well to be fair. 80/20 is not fibre but copper so its quite a difference

      however 940Mbps is a strange figure, why not the whole gigabit (since it could then be called gigabit)

    3. Mark Jackson Mark Jackson says:

      Probably 940Mbps in order to keep the ASA happy as a ruling against Gigaclear noted how sometimes even absolute speeds (1000Mbps) weren’t always possible.

    4. Avatar Max says:

      You might think that, but there isn’t actually a single consumer service out there right now which needs more than 80/20. YouTube 4K, Netflix 4K, iPlayer, live broadcasting… all can be done easily on an 80/20 connection. All anything faster than that does it make big downloads finish quicker, which is always nice admittedly, but 80/20 is still sufficient for 99% of users.

    5. Avatar FibreFred says:

      Is the demand there?

    6. Avatar AndyH says:

      It’s a shame Telford is one of the last areas in the NGA2 plans.

  2. Avatar Ethel Prunehat says:

    It’s 940Mbps because that’s the maximum TCP throughput you’ll get on 1G ethernet.

  3. Avatar 186k says:

    No consumer voice option?

  4. Avatar Lauren says:

    Lucky York people. Bargain price also.

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