13:05 05 January 2018
The Superfast North Yorkshire project in England has awarded Openreach (BT) its £20.5 million Phase 3 contract to provide better and faster broadband service to more than 14,000 homes and businesses in North Yorkshire.
The programme’s phase 1 and 2 contracts cover 89% of premises in North Yorkshire, although it is not clear whether they have offered 30Mbps for the said project.
The phase 3 of the project is funded by the council (£12.18million), BDUK (£7.32million) and the European Regional Development Fund (£1million).
Councillor Don Mackenzie, Executive Member for Broadband, said: “The outcome of the phase three contract procurement is remarkable and puts the quality of broadband provision to some of our most remote communities on to a new, much higher level.
It is very good news indeed for those residents who have been waiting patiently for SFNY to get to them and their patience is likely to be rewarded with some of the best broadband quality in the country.”
County Council Leader, Carl Les, added: “Phase three of SFNY’s broadband expansion programme represents a fantastic boost to the economy of the county and will give many more small rural firms the ability to compete and to grow their businesses.
"The provision of high quality broadband has been a major priority for the county council to address the fact that commercial providers would never have delivered it without our intervention. It has been a major multi-million pound investment by the county council to reach as near to 100% of our residents as possible.”
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