Superfast Broadband West Yorkshire & York

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.

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.

How can your business benefit?

In a world where digital technology is at the forefront of business it is important to equip your company, be it small or large with the right tools to deliver better broadband means

  • Better Connectivity with clients
  • No more buffering or waiting for emails to send
  • Opportunity to build a strong social media presence
  • Faster and more reliable internet
  • Access new domestic and international markets

For more information on ISPs there are a number of websites that offer information and pricing including:

To see if your eligible for superfast broadband in your area or to check eligibility go to Superfast West Yorkshire and York Broadband - Combined Authority | Unlocking potential, accelerating growth (

Who is involved?

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.