BT unveils further North Yorks fibre broadband investment
BT is set to roll out fibre optic broadband to another 26,000 homes and businesses in North Yorkshire thanks to a major new investment in the county.
The move, which comes as part of the telecoms giant's £2.5 billion next-generation broadband rollout, will bring super-fast connectivity to the communities of Acomb, Cross Hills, Starbeck and West Ayton.
These latest upgrades are due to be carried out in 2013, while the technology has also recently become available to more than 3,500 properties in the nearby town of Filey.
With this latest investment, the number of North Yorkshire premises able to connect to BT's fibre broadband network will rise to 170,000 by the end of next year.
BT is also partnering with North Yorkshire County Council to extend the rollout of super-fast broadband throughout the county, with Amotherby and Ainderby Steeple last month unveiled as the first local communities to benefit from the project.
Trevor Higgins, BT's regional partnership director for Yorkshire and the Humber, said: "Digital technology is fundamental to how we live and work - and in an increasingly connected world, high-speed communications will become even more essential in the years ahead."