Picton to Receive Ultrafast Broadband
Superfast North Yorkshire rolls out a mixture of fibre and wireless connectivity to Picton.
18:17 09 March 2022
Ultrafast broadband speeds are coming to Picton as Superfast North Yorkshire rollout begins.
Managed by NYnet and run by Quickline Communications, the programme offers speeds of up to 1Gbps to some of the most rural areas of North Yorkshire.
Rishi Sunak, MP for Richmond (Yorks), said:“ This mix of technologies means everyone in Picton should have access to high-quality broadband regardless of where their home or business is situated. The speeds delivered by this part of North Yorkshire’s broadband roll-out will mean rural communities like Picton having a service equivalent to if not better than that found in our biggest towns and cities.”
County Councillor Don Mackenzie, Executive Member of Access, said: “Access to high-quality broadband is essential for everyday life more now than ever as we recover from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. This programme, along with our other digital projects, supports our commitment to delivering a better-connected county, which supports all residents and businesses.”
Sean Royce, CEO of Quickline Communications, said: “Gone are the days when rural areas are left behind to cope with substandard internet services. We’ve all seen what a lifeline reliable connectivity has been for many over the last 18 months, whether working from home, for home-schooling, to stay connected to family and friends or to help reduce feelings of isolation. At Quickline, we’re working hard to ensure these previously forgotten communities like Picton have access to an ultrafast broadband network they can trust. Anything less is unacceptable in the 21st century.”
Alastair Taylor, CEO of NYnet, said: “We’re really pleased the phase four roll-out has begun following the success of the first three phases of Superfast North Yorkshire programme. This will be a gamechanger for rural businesses and residents and highlights our commitment to delivering ultrafast speeds to all of North Yorkshire.”