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Businesses based in York are set to benefit from a new high-speed broadband connection.

York Data Services has installed 2Gb fibre links between the national internet hub in the London Docklands and its data centre at York Science Park, the Yorkshire Post reports.

The scheme has cost £275,000 and will be used to deliver high-speed internet to local businesses, somethinh which could attract inward investment the firm said.

Chief Executive and Chairman Mark Fordyce told the newspaper that it will also help to bolster the broadband service already being used by the company's many clients.

Moreover, he suggested that the move will lead to some exciting future developments.

"This will also allow us to introduce some ground-breaking new services, including what will be the UK's fastest fibre optic broadband for businesses by a considerable margin, which we will be announcing later in the year," Mr Fordyce added.

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