Sky Broadband and TalkTalk have launched the new UFO website,
showcasing the upcoming Ultra Fibre Optic connection due to be
switched on in York this year. With over 1,200
premises already covered in the area and 20,000 soon
to be connected, the first customers are expected to go live around
autumn this year.
The two networks joined forces with Cityfibre last year to
install a 1000Mb fibre work across the city. The network will be
completely fibre to the home, which means no copper wire is used
between the green cabinet out on the street and the house. The
result is a much faster and more reliable service.
Speaking about the UFO project, Dido Harding, CEO of
TalkTalk Group, said:
TalkTalk has a long history and proven track record of
disrupting new markets, and this is the next step in that journey.
We are excited to be working in partnership with Sky and CityFibre
to build this new network that will offer significantly higher
speeds at much better value than is currently available. This marks
TalkTalk taking its first steps into investing in building
infrastructure as part of our mission to make British homes and
businesses better off.
The new website allows customers to check their home will be
covered by UFO and pre-register for inclusion in the connection.
Unfortunately no details of prices or packages are currently
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