Sponsored blog post By Helen Fletcher, Marketing Manager, York’s Ultra Fibre Optic (UFO) from TalkTalk
York is often rated one of the friendliest places to live in the UK. With its beauty, history and innovation there’s no doubt why York was voted the best place to live in the UK last year by The Sunday Times. However, it’s the local communities that really make a place special and this is particularly true in YorkHowever, it’s the local communities that really make a place special and this is particularly true in York.
We’ve loved getting involved with local community projects while the team’s been rolling out our full fibre internet across the city. It’s been wonderful to connect with some of the great people that contribute to York’s community spirit.
We’ve been blown away by the care and effort York residents put in behind the scenes to make a difference to their local communities, whether they’re caring for the environment or supporting neighbours and friends. Witnessing this first-hand, and connecting with brilliant people along the way, has been truly inspiring.
We hope that our support helps to make a difference to each community and we’re proud of the projects we have been involved in so far, including working with partners to provide an Information Hub in Burnholme to offer guidance and advice to those in need. We’ve also helped to transform an outside play area at Foxwood Community Centre into a welcoming space for children and helped to boost a primary school’s curriculum by providing ChromeBooks so more of the pupils can access digital technology and improve their learning.
We want to continue connecting with residents as we roll out our York’s UFO from TalkTalk internet connection across York. With speeds of more than 900Mb – that’s 16x faster than other standard fibre products – this full fibre connection delivers seamless internet that is completely reliable and futureproof no matter how many people are online at once. With York’s UFO you can download a two-hour HD film in several seconds or 100 songs in three seconds, tasks that currently take more than 25 minutes and eight minutes on a standard broadband connection.
Supporting York on a city wide basis is also very important to us and we’ve been delighted to be involved in some of York’s unique events including York Pride, York Press Business Awards and Bloom! Last weekend we were part of one our favourite events of the year, York Balloon Fiesta which we’ve supported since it began in 2017. It was lovely to chat to so many residents and it’s brilliant to see the event go from strength to strength!
York’s UFO full fibre network is on track to pass 55,000 homes across the city by 2020. Existing customers of York’s UFO from TalkTalk can save money on their services when they recommend UFO to their neighbour. To find out more about this offer, visit community.talktalk.co.uk/t5/UFO-Help/Refer-a-friend
York’s UFO from TalkTalk costs £25.00 a month for 18 months (offer available until 7th November 2019) and is available in Woodthorpe, Foxwood, Chapelfields, Poppleton, Huntington, New Earswick, Rawcliffe, Clifton, The Groves, Acomb, Holgate and Tadcaster Road. To find out if you can connect to York’s UFO visit talktalk.co.uk/ufo and enter your postcode.