Supporting the development of fibre optic broadband in West Yorkshire and York
Superfast West Yorkshire and York is delivering faster, more reliable broadband across the region.
The project, now in Phase 2 of delivery is aiming to increase superfast broadband to >98% of the project region by the end of June 2018.
To find out more about availability and prices of superfast broadband in your area, enter your details in our availability checker on the right hand side of this page.
What is fibre optic broadband?
Superfast broadband connections enable users to surf the internet, download music and video, not to mention stream television at speeds that are massively higher than standard broadband connection.
Rather than broadband being delivered through the copper route, the new, faster broadband speeds are delivered by fibre optic cabling.
To find out more about fibre optic broadband and how it is installed take a look at the Big Build video.
Who is involved?
We are funded by the five West Yorkshire authorities of Calderdale, Wakefield, Kirklees, Bradford and Leeds, by the City of York Council, the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK), part of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and the European Regional Development Fund 2014 - 2020 England Operational Programme (ERDF).
The project is working with Openreach to improve and add the new infrastructure needed in the intervention area to improve digital connectivity in the region.
Our overall objective is to ensure that more residents and businesses can access faster, more reliable broadband for both social and economic benefit.
For more information about the project visit our FAQs page.
How does my broadband compare?
Ofcom's 2016 Report highlighted that the average UK residential broadband speed has jumped from 22.8Mbps last year to 28.9Mbps in March 2016.