From the digital region South Yorkshire web site
World's largest single EU funded municipal project on track to bring high bandwidth broadband access to all in South Yorkshire (Doncaster, Rotherham,Sheffield,Barnsley)
Digital Region will enable citizens, business and public sector organisations within South Yorkshire to benefit from services delivered over a world-class broadband infrastructure that will provide a level of access unprecedented in the UK over such a large geographical area.
The project is set to pick up pace as this landmark initiative seeks full ratification from all partners, including Europe, UK government, Yorkshire Forward and the four local authorities in South Yorkshire during October and November 2008.
(has now been ratified )
Set to provide South Yorkshire with an unrivalled level of high bandwidth broadband access for all households and businesses in the region, Digital Region will represent the EU’s biggest municipal project in the world with financial backing of Yorkshire Forward and the four local authorities in South Yorkshire. The contract with Thales Transport and Security Limited, who will deliver and manage the project infrastructure, will be ready for signature in October 2008.
( Has now been signed )
The first customers are likely to access the new broadband network in each of the four authorities in Autumn 2009, with the full infrastructure being completed by the end of 2010. Digital Region will put South Yorkshire at the forefront of access to digital technology with a service that will outperform other the majority of UK and rest of Europe.
Read more. http://www.digitalregion.co.uk/index.htm...
This is well under way and will be fibre to cabinet.
So if you live in South Yorkshire its all good stuff