NYnet was established in 2007 by North Yorkshire County Council. It was the evolution of Adit Yorkshire and Humber, the Government vehicle for aggregating broadband procurement in the public sector. NYnet had several aims, including increasing the availability of affordable broadband across the region for the public sector and stimulating economic growth for business through the provision of better broadband connectivity.
In 2008 NYnet designed its first high bandwidth broadband network around North Yorkshire. It was a managed solution provided to NYnet by BT Global Services. Over 500 customer sites were initially migrated onto the network which quickly grew to 750. NYnet now operates and manages its own high capacity fibre network rather than relying on 3rd party provision. NYnet has 37 points of presence (PoPs) in BT exchanges around the county, all connected by resilient rings of high bandwidth circuits. This has created an extremely reliable service from which Wide Area Networks (WANs) specific to the needs of each customer can be built. This has created a network that is currently providing an availability uptime of 99.993% which equates to approximately 35 minutes’ downtime per site on average per year.
NYnet is owned by the public sector working for the public sector, providing pre-procured best value networking services. Any surpluses made are used for the benefit of the public sector by reinvesting in the latest technologies to provide cost effective, proven and reliable public sector networks.
In 2007 NYnet was incorporated by North Yorkshire County Council. NYnet is an evolution of Adit Yorkshire and Humber, the Government vehicle for aggregating broadband procurement in the public sector.
In 2008 NYnet designed its first high bandwidth broadband network around North Yorkshire. Built and managed by BT Global Services (BTGS), 500 customer sites were migrated from the incumbent supplier, which subsequently grew to 750 sites.
In 2013 NYnet designed and built its own, bench-marked, core network infrastructure, enabling it to operate beyond the borders of North Yorkshire. The new network has significantly improved an already stable service, extended the network capabilities, and reduced costs which have been passed back into the public sector.
NYnet is the delivery agent of Superfast North Yorkshire. NYnet, on behalf of NYCC is responsible for the development, procurement and delivery of the Superfast North Yorkshire Project bringing Next Generation Access to the whole of North Yorkshire.
NYnet is a Teckal compliant company qualifying through its 100% Public Sector ownership. It has pre-procured its products and services using Public Contracts Regulations 2015. This allows Public Sector customers to buy from NYnet without running a time consuming and expensive procurement process.