Broadband Announcement: Message from Julian Smith MP
As you may have seen, North Yorkshire County Council has just announced it has selected BT to roll-out high speed broadband across the County, with a promise of 90pc of premises receiving greater than 25MBs downstream and 5MBs upstream with 100pc of premises receiving between 2MBs and 25MBs, by 2015. Read the full press release here >>
This announcement is the modern day equivalent of the coming of the railways or the introduction of canals. The award of this contract marks an exciting moment in the development of high quality, high speed broadband across North Yorkshire.
North Yorkshire and York Members of Parliament came together 18 months ago to support the bid for Government money to improve internet connections because, for too long, homes and businesses in this county have lagged behind more urban areas in the digital revolution.
Over the next months and years, this campaign will be working with, and pushing, North Yorkshire County Council and BT to ensure as many families and businesses as possible get connected to high speeds.
You will be able to hear more about the roll-out plans at the second Broadband North Yorkshire Conference on Saturday 29 September 2012 – further details about this will follow very soon.
With best wishes,
Member of Parliament for Skipton and Ripon