York’s business community to benefit from UK’s best digital connections

The York CORE is a state-of-the-art 103km pure fibre optic network, running throughout the City of York. It can be used by internet service providers to offer affordable, high-quality and ultra-fast business services throughout the city and surrounding areas.

The network is ‘open access’ enabling multiple internet service providers to offer vastly improved services to new or existing customers. Services will be launching in the first quarter of 2013, via the growing list of service provider partners, which already includes Pinacl and York Data Services.

A full range of services will be available for all business types and sizes, from entry-level business broadband to dedicated fibre connectivity. The pure fibre network means that businesses can gain access to unparalleled download and upload speeds, unbeatable reliability and ultra-low latency. These benefits will help businesses operate more effectively by getting more done in less time, enabling them to transfer larger files faster and take full advantage of an ever-growing choice of cloud-based services. The future-proof, flexible pure fibre network ensures that services are capable of supporting the needs of York’s business community both now, and in the future.

Cllr James Alexander, Labour leader of City of York Council said: “We have worked hard over the last year to significantly up our game on digital infrastructure and we have built relationships with private sector infrastructure providers, encouraging them to invest in York.

“We now have a future-proof digital infrastructure, built in partnership with CityFibre and capable of supporting all the elements of a modern city, now and in the years to come. This supports our aim of positioning the city as the digital infrastructure capital of the North and in the top 10 mid-sized cities in Europe.”

Mark Collins, director of regulation and public policy at CityFibre added: “Our long-standing partnership with the City of York Council represents the essence of CityFibre’s vision for towns and cities throughout the UK. Recently awarded the NextGen12 Award for Collaborative Advantage, the pure fibre network in York is only just beginning to demonstrate its full potential to transform the way that the City of York operates and communicates in a truly digital age. We are now extending the network out to offer the business community the opportunity to take advantage of the benefits that a pure fibre infrastructure can bring. We would welcome discussions with service providers keen to make use of this unique pure fibre network.”

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