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.