Service connects 90 per cent of Yorkshire

THE local authority broadband company which supplies Scarborough’s business park is celebrating after connecting more than 800 sites in four years.

Since it was set up in 2007 NYnet has provided high speed broadband to 90 per cent of all public sector locations across the region.

The connection of the 800th site makes North Yorkshire one of the largest public sector networks in the country.

David Cullen, Chief Executive of NYnet, said: “The value of NYnet is not only demonstrated by public sector organisations utilising the network for their own internal needs, but more importantly having the ability to integrate and share information and applications over NYnet’s shared service virtual private network.”

The latest location to have a high speed fibre link is the NHS North Yorkshire and York which shares the location with Selby District Council.

Scarborough Council and North Yorkshire Council share a similar link for the provision of disaster recovery services through the NYnet data centre.

Formed by North Yorkshire County Council and Yorkshire Forward with funding from the European Union, NYnet provides a superfast broadband network with high speed and reliable connections to the internet, ensuring that North Yorkshire is not ‘left behind’ by the rest of the world in the next phase of the internet revolution.