Village will get faster broadband next year

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PEOPLE in Cayton will be among 30,900 homes and business across North Yorkshire to benefit from the latest roll-out of superfast broadband announced by BT yesterday.

It should be available by next summer and broadband speeds of up to 20 megabits per second (Mbps) will be delivered via copper lines.

John Anderson, BT’s regional director for Yorkshire and the Humber, said: “BT’s roll-out of faster broadband across North Yorkshire and the wider region is running at a very rapid pace.

“We have already announced plans to make super-fast fibre-based broadband available to more than a million homes and businesses in the region by the end of next year. Now we are able to confirm a further major investment in faster broadband speeds over copper lines.

“Nobody is doing more than BT to roll-out faster broadband across North Yorkshire. At a time of economic uncertainty these major improvements will provide a big boost for local businesses and offer many additional educational and entertainment opportunities for local households.

“And we want to go further. We want to work with the public sector to find ways of bringing faster broadband to areas, which are geographically and commercially more challenging.”

Yesterday’s news followed last week’s announcement that Scarborough’s exchange will be upgraded next year.