Filey ‘nets’ faster web speeds to boost town

Filey has been boosted by the new hi-speed plans
Filey has been boosted by the new hi-speed plans

Internet users in Filey have been boosted by the latest roll-out of superfast web speeds in the town.

For the first time, many homes and businesses in the town can now access high-speed fibre optic broadband as a result of the latest stage from BT’s commericial roll-out of the technology.

The town is one of several in North Yorkshire to benefit from the latest stage of the ambitious project, which now means more than 70 per cent of the county has access to superfast speeds.

In North Yorkshire more than 100,000 homes and businesses are now able to access high-speed fibre broadband as a direct result of the project.

County councillor Carl Les, chairman of Superfast North Yorkshire, said: “This is great progress.

“The fact that we have just brought fibre broadband to communities as far afield as Settle in the West and Filey in the East helps demonstrate the scale and breadth of the roll-out.

“We’re now seeing around 600 homes and businesses signing up to superfast broadband each week across North Yorkshire, with more than 40,000 premises already using this exciting technology.”

The Superfast North Yorkshire project was the first in the UK to deploy fibre broadband using Broadband Delivery UK funds following the signing of a £36.4m contract led by North Yorkshire County Council and BT in July last year.

BT has say that 90 per cent of North Yorkshire’s 380,000 homes and businesses will have access to fibre broadband by the end of 2014. allowing people to download albums and films in mere seconds.