Internet roll-out brings jobs boost
The roll-out of superfast broadband in Sherburn and the surrounding areas is to lead to the creation of jobs and a boost to the district economy, according to Yorkshire and Humber MEP Timothy Kirkhope.
South Milford is set to be one of seven areas in North Yorkshire to benefit from high-speed fibre broadband roll-out within the coming months.
Mr Kirkhope says that the investment would help build confidence locally. He said: “Local firms and households will be greatly encouraged by such a major investment, which demonstrates that we are making progress even in these tough economic times.
“It will reinforce North Yorkshire’s strong credentials as a great place to live and do business.
South Milford - which in turn will serve the likes of Sherburn, Monk Fryston and Hillam - is hoping that the highly-improved internet access will be rolled out by the end of March however forecasters have predicted that the end of summer 2013 is a more realistic aim.
The roll-out was praised recently by MP Nigel Adams’ parliamentary secretary, Howard Ferguson.
Superfast North Yorkshire, the partnership between North Yorkshire County Council and BT responsible for the roll-out, says that the improvement to the service will benefit thousands of homes and businesses across the county.
The partnership hopes to provide 90 per cent of homes in North Yorkshire with the new fibre broadband, with speeds of at least 25MB by the end of 2014.
Superfast is jointly funded by BT, Nynet, regional and national government and the European Union.
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