We are really thrilled to be the headline sponsor for the York Press Business Awards this year, such an important landmark event in the year for businesses across the region and for York to celebrate success.

York is a really important and special place for us as we have been working here for several years building our first citywide Ultra Fibre Optic 1000Mb/s (1 Gigabit) network. By the end of next year, this will reach 55,000 homes and businesses across the city making York the UK’s first Ultra Fibre Optic city. We chose York because it is a vibrant, developing city and because it has a Council with the vision for it to grow and develop into one of the UK’s leading digital cities.

Twenty times faster than ‘standard fibre’, York’s Ultra Fibre Optic (UFO) is the future of the internet globally. Super powerful, it is the only network which provides full fibre directly from the exchange into individual premises. Everything you need to keep your business ahead of the game, no matter how many people are online or how much data is involved, it’s unbeatably stable and consistently reliable. Downloading, streaming, and uploading is lightning fast, even at peak times.

So far, UK full fibre coverage is woefully low at just three percent. By the time we have finished building, York will have more than 60% full fibre coverage. This will help businesses here to grow, creating new jobs and boosting the economy making York an even more attractive business destination.

We are excited to meet some of York’s brightest and most successful businesses at the Awards Dinner on 15th November and together celebrate success!

- York’s Ultra Fibre Optic from TalkTalk is available to businesses and homes in Dringhouses, Woodthorpe, Rawcliffe, Clifton, Huntington, New Earswick and parts of The Groves. It will be available to 55,000 homes and businesses across the city once the project is completed in a years’ time. To find out if you can connect and how we can help your business go to talktalk.co.uk/ufo and enter your postcode.