A project to roll out high-speed broadband throughout North Yorkshire has been completed on schedule and within budget, it has been revealed.
Schools, care centres, libraries and council offices across the county have been hooked up to a next-generation network by public and private technology company Nynet.
North Yorkshire County Council sites can now receive core broadband speeds up to 60 times faster than previously available, at no additional cost.
David Sadler, Assistant Director for ICT Services at North Yorkshire County Council, said NYnet has been able to deliver "massively improved services" as a result of the enhanced broadband connection.
He commented: "The increased efficiencies made possible through Nynet's technology such as shared council services, and back office functions, has provided excellent value for money and delivered huge cost savings."
Broadband provider BT is currently investing up to £2.5 billion upgrading local telephone exchanges across the UK to support high-speed broadband.