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BT says it welcomes super-fast broadband competition from CityFibre in Yorkshire.

CityFibre has contracted Fujitsu to deploy full-fibre broadband in York, creating a network that will be used to deliver ultra-fast Sky and TalkTalk broadband deals.

This will increase the range of broadband options for businesses and residents in the city, allowing subscribers to access up to 1Gb download speeds.

The deployment of full-fibre broadband by CityFibre threatens to impact on BT's business, but the former national telecoms operator is seemingly unconcerned.

As reported by the Yorkshire Post, BT Regional Director Tom Keeney said the firm welcomes fibre broadband competition.

He added that the operator is working with the government to take broadband out to more rural communities, increasing super-fast broadband coverage.

"We’re working across Yorkshire," Mr Keeney stated.

He noted that recent developments - namely encouraging tests of fibre-to-the-distribution point technology - mean BT may soon be in a position to deliver much faster speeds to broadband customers.

"We are pushing the boundaries further," Mr Keeney added.

"Our technologists have been using copper and fibre together to create really good, high speeds."

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