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Yorkshire Gains 1.4m For Broadband
By: MarkJ - 21 August, 2003 (1:05 PM)

The Yorkshire and the Humber region looks set to benefit from a new 1.4 million broadband cash injection of public sector funds:

The nattily-titled 'Broadband Yorkshire & Humber' - an initiative sponsored by the region's development agency and part-backed by European money - is using the cash to provide training and support for 1800 businesses to hook up to broadband.

With all this cash sloshing around to generate awareness in broadband, BT has agreed to use its own money to DSL-enable 18 exchanges which might not have necessarily been commercially viable for broadband investment.

Most of those exchanges earmarked for investment should come online in November, at which time it's estimated that nine in ten of the region's households - along with some 10,000 businesses - will have access to ADSL.

The Register reports that the exchanges to be enabled are as follows:

Humber - Cleethorpes, Grimsby, Barton-upon-Humber

South Yorkshire - Rawmarsh, Thrybergh, Thorne, Bentley and Askern

West Yorkshire - Steeton, Cullingworth, Burley in Wharfedale, Addingham and Thornton

North Yorkshire - Pickering, Bedale, Great Ayton, Old Catterick and Catterick Camp

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