Small businesses and farms in a rural part of north Leeds have hooked up with telecoms provider Diva Telecom to install their own private pure fibre internet connection.
Property-holders in Eltofts, near Thorner, turned to Diva’s ultra-fast web service after becoming frustrated by what they saw as a lack of quick, reliable broadband in their area.
Diva Telecom managing director Erica Lewis said: “When we were approached by the businesses in Eltofts, we were struck by how dire their situation was and were keen to get involved and support their project.
“As the premier service provider for the roll-out of CityFibre’s Gigabit City Leeds 100 per cent pure fibre network, we knew we already had the perfect solution, it was just a case of working together to plan a proper implementation strategy.
“This type of project has only been done on a number of occasions in the UK, but with our digital dependencies increasing every year, we anticipate that more and more rural business communities will be looking for alternative solutions for reliable broadband.”