Superfast South Yorkshire Broadband

Superfast broadband is the next generation of broadband – providing a faster and more reliable service.

Superfast South Yorkshire (SFSY) is a partnership of Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield Local Authorities. It was established to help deliver faster broadband to areas where it had not been commercially viable to invest and raise awareness of the availability of superfast broadband.

The first phase of our roll-out was delivered in partnership with Openreach and completed in September 2019. It saw almost £27m funding invested to reach an additional 95,000 premises with superfast broadband.

The second phase is currently in delivery and has brought gigabit capable broadband on the Openreach network to an additional 5,000 premises so far.

Superfast South Yorkshire is supporting the roll out of Project Gigabit in South Yorkshire, we will work with Building Digital UK (BDUK), part of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS), local authorities and the broadband market to ensure that everyone will have the same access to gigabit-capable broadband.

SFSY’s current activity involves.

  • Working with Openreach on our contract to deploy gigabit capable broadband in South Yorkshire
  • Promoting the availability of superfast and gigabit capable broadband
  • Helping communities and broadband suppliers make use government broadband voucher schemes
  • Act as consultees on digital connectivity with Local Authority planning departments
  • Preparing for Project Gigabit
  • Answering broadband related queries from South Yorkshire residents, businesses and elected officials

To find out more about the project and to find out whether your property can access superfast broadband, or if it’s not currently available when it’s due to be upgraded visit the Superfast South Yorkshire website.

You can get in touch with Superfast South Yorkshire by emailing

Table of download speeds across different broadband speeds

Type of download Size/Speed 5Mbps
FTTP or Virgin
FTTP or Virgin 
FTTP (gigabit) 
4 minute song 4MB 6 sec  Instant  Instant  Instant  Instant 
45 minute HD TV show  600MB 17 min 2 min 1 min 16 sec 5 sec
1.5 hour HD movie  4.5GB  2 hours 10 min  13 min  6 min 30 sec  2 min 8 sec  38 sec 
1.5 hour Ultra HD movie  15GB 7 hours 9 min  43 min  21 min 30 sec  7 min  2 min 8 sec 
Xbox / PS5 game 50GB 23 hours 51 min 2 hours 23 min  1 hour 11 min  23 min 51 sec  7 min 9 sec 


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Last updated: 11 February 2022 13:54:10

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