Virgin Media Business brings super-fast broadband to rural Yorkshire

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Virgin Media Business has extended a partnership deal with network provider LN Communications to bring high-speed connectivity to five million people in Yorkshire.

The new deal allows LN Communications to provide super-fast broadband to eight sites by the end of April 2015; including Castle Howard, Darlington, Barlby, Darley, Kettleworth, Bradley, Northallerton and Stokesley.

The upgrade will extend to an area of 12,000 km2 across Yorkshire. Once complete, customers will have access to Virgin Media Business high-speed fibre-optic broadband and Wi-Fi services, bringing substantial improvements to both homes and businesses.

The three-year deal worth over £350,000 will put in place a strong, reliable service; providing consistent coverage, better connectivity and the ability to use data-intense services, such as video messaging or streaming services like Skype and Netflix.

Plans are already in place to plug individual business parks straight into the network, providing a digital boost to the local economy. The new network offers greater scalability which allows for flexibility in bandwidth to meet demands from businesses, ensuring they stay connected and work more efficiently.

Mario Di Mascio, executive director, sales Virgin Media Business, said:

“We’re excited to bring great broadband at amazing speeds to customers throughout Yorkshire, especially to rural and more remote areas. This partnership with LN Communications brings the UK one step closer to its goal to provide 95% of the population with high-speed connectivity by 2017. The internet is a gateway to the global economy and we’re glad to open it up for the people and businesses in Yorkshire as digital technology is a key driver of growth for the UK economy.”

Simon Hayhurst, Managing Director at LN communications, added:

“Our partnership with Virgin Media Business gives us a connectivity boost that enables us to provide superfast broadband in areas that have historically been difficult to reach. Our innovative approach and strong relationship with the company, combined with the scalability of its network will mean a huge step in the direction of digital innovation for Yorkshire.”

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