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Our privately owned secure, fully resilient, multi-gigabit national network

York Data Services operates its own private, full fibre, fully secure and resilient network under AS43013, between York, Leeds and London.

Since 2009, York Data Services continues to invest substantially in its network which directly connects businesses in York, Leeds and beyond to the backbone of the global internet via the internet exchanges based in Leeds (IX Leeds) and London (in the Docklands). These exchanges are the link between the rest of the UK and the world. 

York Data Services’ Managing Director, Mark Fordyce, co-founded and developed IX Leeds, the Leeds based Northern Internet Exchange. It is the only independent internet hub outside London connecting the North directly to the rest of the world.

Designed for maximum speed and efficiency with ultra-low latency, (or lag), the York Data Services’ network supports the ever-growing demand for high quality connectivity for businesses to maintain their national and global competitive edge. 

Exclusively available to York Data Services' clients, businesses who are connected to this network can compete on a like-for-like basis by benefitting from the fastest download and upload available in the UK, even when transferring masses of data by multiple users. Businesses can have peace of mind in the resilience and security of our systems.