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TalkTalk is set to launch full-fibre, ultra-fast broadband services in York before the end of 2015.

According to TalkTalk, groundwork for the fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) network - which is being built by CityFibre to carry 1Gb TalkTalk and Sky broadband deals - is ongoing and good progress is being made.

TalkTalk said 1,200 homes have been passed in the first dig area, and it is on-track to launch its "proposition" soon and begin connecting customers in the autumn.

"Early indications of build costs are proving to be in line with our target of under £500 per home passed," the firm stated. "Based on our experience to date, we remain confident about the potential to roll out FTTP in scale."

This could be good news for consumers and businesses across the UK - particularly those who want to take advantage of faster download and upload speeds.

TalkTalk said that - based on its costings, and an anticipated adoption rate of between 30 and 40 per cent - it should be possible to extend to the 1Gb FTTP network into other areas.

"We believe it will be possible to build a c.10 million household network across the UK," TalkTalk noted.

"We see ultra-fast as an opportunity to build a mass market, value-for-money proposition that delivers value for consumers and shareholders through keen pricing and rapid scaling."

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