Remote town Hawes gets faster broadband by Superfast North Yorkshire

Tuesday, October 21st 2014

Superfast North Yorkshire has announced the arrival of superfast broadband to one of North Yorkshire's most remote market-towns. Hundreds of homes and businesses in the town of Hawes, a place (850 feet above sea-level) in the remotest part of Upper Wensleydale, will be benefited with high-speed broadband. The town's more than 500 homes and busiesses now joins with over 2,500 premises in Wensley, Carlton, Gunnerside Bainbridge, Reeth, Leyburn and Thoralby that enjoy fibre broadband access, thanks to the rollout of the Superfast North Yorkshire programme. The rollout has seen the building of the longest fibre feed of the programme, as of date, that involved laying it out over 17 miles. This fibre-optic link or 'spine' had to reach this town from the telephone exchange in Leyburn.


John Blake, who is councillor and leader of the Ricmondshire District Council, is also a businessman of Hawes. He has said that the arrival of high-speed connectivity marks a landmark watershed in communications and opportunities, accelerating the transformation of such remote communities here in upper Dales, putting both residents and businesses on a level playing field with the populated towns and cities of the country.


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