A North Yorkshire telecommunications development agency is seeking business parks to participate in a high-speed broadband trial.
NYnet will equip three centres across the county with Fibre-to-the-Premise broadband, enabling them to receive faster and more reliable web services.
The agency says that although web access has become "a cornerstone of modern business", North Yorkshire has traditionally lagged behind the rest of the country in this area.
As such, it is aiming to provide local firms with the enhanced competitive opportunities associated with fast, cheap broadband.
Andy Lister, Sales and Marketing Director at NYnet, said there will be opportunities for the staff of the companies involved to access learning materials, both work-related and personal, through the digital pipeline.
"These business parks will then be used to demonstrate the benefits of next-generation broadband to other parks," he stated.
Earlier this week, Nigel Stagg, the Managing Director of BT Business, said UK firms will be able to embrace "faster and smarter ways of working" through next-generation broadband.