High speed, full fibre broadband is now in Doncaster
Full fibre internet connectivity has arrived in Doncaster and here’s how and why to get it.
A recent YouGov survey found that a third of UK adults are experiencing worse internet performance than they did pre-lockdown – with 70 per cent of those users struggling with simple activities such as browsing and online shopping.
But work is already well underway in Doncaster to bring full fibre services within reach of nearly every home and business locally.
Cityfibre is investing £25m in Doncaster to lay a new network that uses the best available technology – full fibre – to give nearly every home and business the digital foundation they need to thrive today, tomorrow and in decades to come.
Already, hundreds of Doncaster residents are benefitting from full fibre broadband, as the service is now live and available across the town through a range of broadband providers. To find out if you can connect, register your interest at cityfibre.com/your-street.
Why is full fibre different to what I’ve got already?
The difference between full fibre and ‘regular’ fibre is stark, and even if you think you have ‘fibre broadband’ today, the chances are there’s copper in there somewhere holding you back (top tip - if your router connects to a normal telephone socket, then that’s what you’ve got).
With full fibre enabled services, when you ask for a gigabit connection, you get a gigabit connection. Here’s what Cityfibre say you can expect:
Increased efficiency: significantly faster speeds for upload and download, with providers offering gigabit speeds (1,000Mbps). This means you can access what you want in the blink of an eye - waiting for files to download or videos to finish buffering will be a thing of the past.
No more competing priorities: near limitless bandwidth means everyone in your house can work, study, stream or game online simultaneously without a challenge.
Connectivity you can depend on: The clever design of these networks means that if there’s a break in one connection, it can instantly be rerouted via another. Cityfibre constantly monitors its networks, so problems are often detected and fixed before you even notice.
Futureproofed for growing demand - once the fibre is in the ground, it’s there for good and maintenance work is drastically reduced. Cityfibre say they plan twice, build once and build right.
How can I get this better internet connectivity?
CityFibre’s job is to make sure it all runs smoothly – it’s their contractors who are installing the hardware.
“Our networks are open access,” a Cityfibre spokesperson explained. “Which lets you choose from a growing list of national and local internet service providers (ISPs). Whenever we complete a section of network, ISPs ‘light it up’ with some of the fastest and best value broadband packages available – and high sped doesn’t mean high cost.”
When can I get it?
Works are well underway across Doncaster, with residents in Hyde Park and Bessacarr already enjoying gigabit speed connectivity. Works are currently underway in the Balby, Hexthorpe and Intake areas, with more new addresses are going live day by day as our work to extend the network continues through the town.
To find out if you’ve already got full fibre in your street and to discover when you can connect go to cityfibre.com/your-street.