Dear North Yorkshire County Council,
Could you please provide the number of rural properties in North Yorkshire who do not have access to fast broadband, both the absolute number and as a proportion of rural properties?
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Dear Mr Wright,
Thank you for your request for information. Please find the response to
your request below.
Could you please provide the number of rural properties in North
Yorkshire who do not have access to fast broadband, both the absolute
number and as a proportion of rural properties?
We are unable to provide the information as specified as we cannot
quantify ‘rural’ properties. Similarly there is no definition for ‘fast’
broadband. We have tried to answer the question as best as we can and
provide some context.
Superfast North Yorkshire is the NYCC project using public funds to roll
out superfast broadband coverage in North Yorkshire where the
telecommunications market has not provided service. The project has a
contract in place with BT to roll out Superfast Broadband which will run
to June 2017 and has already started the process to secure a Supplier to
continue to roll out superfast broadband after the existing contract
To the specifics of the question:
• Superfast Broadband is defined as broadband which provides at
least 25Mbps download speed.
• The Superfast North Yorkshire Project is working on the basis that
there are a total of 293,701 premises in North Yorkshire as a whole.
• Of these, when the current roll out of superfast broadband ends in
June 2017, 268,250 will be able to order Superfast Broadband.
• Therefore coverage of Superfast Broadband in North Yorkshire as at
June 2017 will be 91% with 25,451 premises being unable to access
Paul Atkinson, for
Information Governance Manager
North Yorkshire County Council
01609 533219 [North Yorkshire County Council request email]