High speed internet reaches the moors THE moorland village of Rosedale has joined the broadband super highway.
Residents and businesses in the North York Moors community have the opportunity to sign up for high speed broadband, thanks to the Superfast North Yorkshire project.
A high speed wireless link established at Blakey Ridge by the community broadband group, Moorsweb Link, is being extended to cover Rosedale, with the help of a £24,650 grant, said County Coun Carl Les, chairman of Superfast North Yorkshire.
“As well as providing private households with internet speeds of an urban standard, the new link will be of immense benefit to businesses in this beautiful corner of our county,” he said.
The development is the result of partnership working between the county council, Moorsweb Link, the county council’s broadband enterprise, NYNET, and Ryedale District Council.
Coun Linda Cowling, leader of Ryedale District Council, said: “Small businesses gain valuable competitive advantage through high speed internet access.
“That is why broadband for rural business is a top priority in the Ryedale economic action plan.”
Edward Harpin, owner of The Orange Tree business in Rosedale, said: “Having internet access is essential for running a small business in the middle of the North York Moors, as this is how most of our customers find us and make first contact.”