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Yorkshire's NYnet has been chosen to take part in a European Union (EU) broadband initiative.

NYnet is a group which specialises in providing broadband connections for those in rural areas of North Yorkshire

Now the BBC has reported that the EU has made the company a partner in its B3 - Regions for Better Broadband Connection project, which will plough €3.5 million into rural services in Europe.

Clive Downing, NYnet's business development manager, says that his firm was chosen due to its track record of connecting broadband-excluded communities.

He told the BBC: "We were selected to take part because we actually have a business up and running.

"We have found a business model that works whereas some public sector schemes work only until the grant runs out."

NYnet was formed by regional development agency Yorkshire Forward and North Yorkshire County Council.

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