Homes and businesses in York have the fastest broadband download speed in the country, according to a national report.


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The report has been produced by the House of Commons Library - using information provided by Ofcom - and the report analyses data on broadband connectivity and speeds for fixed lines.

It shows that the York Outer constituency has the fastest download speed in the country at 128.9Mbps, with York Central second fastest at 82.4Mbps. This compares to a national average of 44.6Mbps.

Councillor David Carr, Leader of City of York Council, said: “This report reinforces York’s position as the most digitally connected city in the country. With 20,000 homes in the city already able to access broadband speeds in excess of 250Mbps, this world-class connectivity is helping to create jobs, improve lives and services for everyone who lives, works and visits the city.

“And although we are proud of what we have achieved so far, we will not rest on our laurels. We are continuing to work with our partners to ensure that broadband speeds in the centre of the city match those outside the historic core and expanding our city centre public WiFi.”

Other ongoing work includes progressing the city’s Smarter Travel Evolution Programme (STEP), which attracted £2.85m of government funding to trial the technology of the future, including digital pothole scanning and a traffic system which ‘talks’ to cars across the city’s road network.