Local businesses could benefit from the second phase of superfast broadband in West Yorkshire.
Superfast West Yorkshire is a partnership between the five West Yorkshire local authorities and York.
£19.5 million of new investment is being used to improve coverage and access to superfast fibre broadband across West Yorkshire over the next two years.
Locations expected to be included in this phase of the roll out include business parks, inner city and suburban areas not currently served by a fibre broadband network.
The programme has received £7.3 million of funding from the England European Regional Development Fund as part of the ESIF Growth Programme 2014-2020.
It has also received Government funding from Broadband Delivery UK, part of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, and BT.
By the end of the two phases more than 100,000 premises are expected to have access to fibre broadband.
Upgrading the digital infrastructure within the Kirklees district will help businesses grow and develop by exploiting the enhanced digital connectivity.
This will help them improve their performance, competitiveness and productivity and in turn increase their capacity, to employ more people and invest in skills and capital.
Business benefits to having superfast broadband
faster, more reliable internet
the ability to upload and download large files
equipping your business for a digital future, getting ahead of the competition
being able to access newer technology such as the Cloud
improve your online presence through digital marketing and social media tools.
How to access superfast broadband
To upgrade to superfast fibre broadband, check availability to see whether your home or business can be upgraded.
Contact your chosen Internet Service Provider or shop around for the best deals available www.broadbandgenie.co.uk www.cable.co.uk/compare/broadband www.uswitch.com/broadband
If you are unable to receive a fibre broadband service in your area, keep up to date with the latest programme news and register for e-alerts.
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