Superfast – Phase 4
Superfast North Yorkshire continues to bring high-speed broadband to homes, communities and businesses across North Yorkshire.
North Yorkshire County Council has announced the start of the latest phase of expansion of its Superfast North Yorkshire project, which has in Phases 1, 2 and 3 already brought high quality broadband to more than 180,000 homes and businesses throughout the county.
The process of choosing a suitable broadband service provider for Phase 4 of the project is now underway. The contract is worth up to £12.5m and will deliver “Next Generation Access” (NGA) to thousands of additional premises across North Yorkshire where NGA technology is not yet available. The latest phase of the project will make a further significant contribution towards realising the vision of achieving as close to 100% superfast coverage in North Yorkshire as available funding will allow.
This joint endeavour will offer access to critical broadband infrastructure for residents, communities and businesses across some of the remotest areas of North Yorkshire. It will provide the ability to utilise existing and future services like; social, medical and remote care facilities allowing greater independence as well as providing the core infrastructure to enable our communities and businesses to connect, remain competitive, self-sustained and prosper.
The project is funded by North Yorkshire County Council and is managed on behalf of the council by NYnet. The project’s plan is to complete the procurement process and announce the selection of the Supplier by December 2020.
NYCC’s Executive Member for Access, Don Mackenzie, said: “This is very good news for residents and businesses in our county. The last few months have shown how important good broadband is for us all, and the County Council’s latest investment in IT infrastructure could not come at a better time, particularly for our more rural communities who would not otherwise receive this service.”