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A number of internet service providers (ISPs) could play a role in improving access to high-speed broadband in York, it has been reported.

According to the Yorkshire Post, several broadband and networking companies have expressed an interest in developing the local internet infrastructure.

Ian Floyd, York Council's Director of Resources, told the news provider that BT is looking to provide 46,000 homes in the York and Harrogate areas with super-fast broadband, through a combination of fibre-to-the-premises and fibre-to-the-cabinet technology.

"Another network provider has also expressed an early interest in developing fast broadband infrastructure in more remote rural areas of the city," he stated.

Mr Floyd claimed that NYnet is also working on proposals to develop a number of 'smart business parks' in York and North Yorkshire, and this will include the Middlethorpe Business Park.

"There is the potential that the residents and business community within York could see a range of super-fast broadband provision becoming available if these early-stage intentions become realised in the near future," he added.

NYnet recently announced plans to bring super-fast broadband to businesses based in the North Yorkshire towns of Malton and Norton.

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