York & North Yorkshire

Farndale to get high-speed broadband in local project

Residents and businesses in a remote part of North Yorkshire are set to benefit from high-speed broadband.

Internet provider NYnet, formed by North Yorkshire County Council, will provide super-fast broadband to people in the Farndale area.

It is hoped the Moorsweb project will help stimulate economic and social regeneration in local communities.

Gillamoor School will be used as the hub, providing the internet with upload and download speeds of 6Mbps.

'Social inclusion'

Chief executive of NYnet David Cullen said: "We are delighted NYnet is able to make such a difference to people's lives.

"North Yorkshire is England's largest county and has some of the most remote villages in the country."

Moorsweb is the second project in a series of community broadband initiatives to provide faster internet connections to rural villages throughout North Yorkshire this year.

Secretary of State for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Caroline Spelman, said: "Reliable internet access is vital for business and education and will help to promote social inclusion and improve life in rural areas right across the country."

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