Superfast broadband arrives in Wensleydale

Monday, October 20th 2014
Superfast fibre optic broadband has arrived in the market town of Wensleydale.
Superfast broadband arrives in Wensleydale
Wensleydale is among the latest areas to receive a connection to fibre optic broadband under the Superfast North Yorkshire rollout programme, in a step that is set to benefit residents, businesses and even its famous cheese.

The high-speed technology has been delivered to over 500 domestic properties and commercial buildings in Hawes, which is a remote community located in Upper Wensleydale, as well as more than 2,500 premises in nearby Wensley, Reeth, Gunnerside, Leyburn, Carlton, Thoralby and Bainbridge.

The area is arguably most famous for its cheese, with Managing Director of the Wensleydale Creamery David Hartley commenting: "The introduction of faster broadband will be a real boost to our efforts to market our fantastic range of handcrafted cheese and put Wensleydale on the map."

Overall, Superfast North Yorkshire has connected in excess of 140,000 homes and businesses to better broadband, while over 200,000 have gained access to the superfast service thanks to BT's commercial nationwide rollout.

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