Over 45,000 premises can now benefit from a superfast internet connection as part of Broadband East Riding, which is a partnership between East Riding of Yorkshire Council, UK Government and Openreach.
This Christmas, make sure you’re up to speed and check whether you can upgrade to superfast broadband. With more and more technology under the Christmas tree this year including smart TVs, games consoles as well as everyone’s mobile phones it’s no wonder standard broadband packages struggle to keep up.
With a superfast connection you could download 10 songs in 10 seconds and a movie in 3 minutes! At home, it means everyone in the family can connect multiple devices, all at the same time and enjoy a faster online experience.
Superfast broadband also opens up lots of new online opportunities. Whether you’re a busy mum juggling work with homework, a commuter wanting to work from home or a business contemplating moving functions to the cloud, the list of benefits is endless.
Digital Minister Margot James said: “Our rollout of superfast broadband across the UK is reaching thousands more homes and businesses every week. East Riding can now reap the clear benefits that superfast broadband provides and I would urge people to visit their local project website or the DCMS postcode checker to see if they can get connected. As more people take up a superfast connection, funding is returned to the programme which can potentially be reinvested further to help break down the digital divide.”
To start enjoying superfast speeds and ensure your devices run at optimum speeds you can find out if superfast broadband is available to you by checking your postcode on the Broadband East Riding website. If superfast is available the upgrade is not automatic. You can choose to upgrade with any internet service provider in your area so be sure to shop around to find the best deal.
To find out more about the project and how to get in touch with the team visit our website: broadband.eastriding.gov.uk
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