Work starts on Calderdale fibre broadband

Tuesday, January 28th 2014
Work has begun on rolling out fibre optic broadband in Calderdale.
Work starts on Calderdale fibre broadband
A pioneering fibre broadband project has begun in the West Yorkshire borough of Calderdale, which will introduce homes and businesses in the area to superfast download speeds.

Superfast West Yorkshire has revealed that thousands of properties will gain the service over the coming weeks and months in areas such as Hipperholme, Illingworth and Sowerby Bridge.

According to the Brighouse Echo, once engineers have completed essential work to lay down the fibre optic infrastructure, residents and business owners can expect to have access to the network from the end of June.

Project Chairman Ian Gray explained that the rollout will come as quite a relief to many locals, as Superfast West Yorkshire's research has indicated that many premises across the region are having to rely on speeds slower than expected - in some cases lower than 2 Mbps.

Mr Gray said: "This project will improve coverage, particularly across rural areas, bringing superfast broadband to many places which would not otherwise have access."

He went on to say that the difference the service would make to local businesses - for example through enabling video conference calls and faster file downloads - cannot be underestimated.

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