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Clare Burnett

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Nearly 200,000 Yorkshire premises see superfast broadband

It has been announced that nearly 200,000 businesses in Yorkshire and the Humber now have access to superfast broadband under schemes by the Government.

NYNET has a total of 141,133 premises connected, East Riding has 12,843, West Yorkshire has 23,582 and North Lincolnshire, 15,138.

The Government’s rollout of superfast broadband has passed more than 1.5 million premises and is now reaching more than 40,000 additional homes and businesses every week.

26% of all UK connections are now superfast, up from just 6% two years ago.

Ian Gray, chair of the Superfast West Yorkshire project board, said: “It is great that the project has already passed 23,582 homes and these premises can now access a faster and more reliable service as a result of the work carried out to date.

“Having access to internet, be it for residential use or businesses use is now vitally important to a large number of people, and therefore it is key that we continue to bring broadband to the area to boost economic growth and bring social benefits across West Yorkshire.

“We know there is still more to do in West Yorkshire and we will continue to roll out the programme across the area ensuring residents and businesses are kept up to date with the latest announcements.”

Bill Murphy, managing director of Next Generation Access for BT, said: “Reaching one and a half million premises ahead of schedule is a fantastic achievement, but there’s still more to do.

“The fibre broadband rollout is bringing really positive social and economic benefits to people all over the UK, and this programme is a great example of successful partnership between the private sector, local and national government.

“BT is investing more than £3 billion of our shareholders money to plan, design and build a national network that reaches as many homes and businesses as possible.

“We have already reached 21 million premises and our engineers will continue working flat-out to get this technology to some of Britain’s hardest to reach communities.”

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Clare Burnett .

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