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Fibre optic broadband network to be launched in Leeds

Wednesday, February 24th 2010 by Cable.co.uk

A new fibre optic broadband service could be introduced across Leeds city centre in the near future, according to reports.

Companies based in Leeds city centre could soon gain access to a fibre optic broadband service, it has been suggested.

Telecommunications firm aql has installed the network in The Calls area of the city, but hopes are high that it could be expanded across the centre within the next 12 months or so.

Connection speeds of around 100Mbps are believed to be available through the network and local video editing firm VTR is already taking advantage of the service.

Adam Beaumont, managing director of aql, said: "This model allows many businesses to get a head start on their competitors, reaping the advantages of high-speed-working long before the delivery of the Digital Britain promise."

Herefordshire Council recently confirmed plans to launch high-speed broadband services in the region's Rotherwas business park.

Firms in the area will be given access to broadband speeds of up to 20Mbps.

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