The Digital Region network provides equal coverage to the four major conurbations in the South Yorkshire region (Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield).
It was designed to ensure a balance between city centre, urban and rural locations, and take into account the needs of businesses (both public and private sector) and residential markets.
- 440,000 residential properties
- 40,000 businesses (based on BT’s street cabinets and copper network to properties)
- 80% coverage funded through loans
- 97% coverage funded through revenues
Of the total number of premises able to benefit from the Digital Region network, approximately 250,000 were experiencing very poor or non-usable broadband services at the time of the network design.
The Digital Region network is structured around a core fibre optic ring with four fibre optic hubs that cover each of the four major areas.
The network aggregates out from the four core hubs in route of duct, fibre and street cabinets and utilises BT’s existing infrastructure from the cabinet to the premises.
The first phase of the network will be completed by January 2012 and will consist of 36 exchanges, 1,359 street cabinets and 545Km of new fibre optic duct.
If you are interested in becoming an Internet Service Provider and require more information about the network rollout, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0114 286 6240.