Superfast North Yorkshire

The Superfast North Yorkshire (SFNY) project is now underway. It has a vision to provide all small businesses and citizens of North Yorkshire with high speed broadband and 90% of North Yorkshire will have Superfast coverage by 2017. This initiative is funded by North Yorkshire County Council, Department for Culture Media and Sport, via Broadband Delivery United Kingdom (BDUK) and match funding through the European Regional Development Fund.

For updates on the SFNY project, please visit the official portal or or if you have any questions please email

To help NYCC and BT plan the roll out of the new network it would be helpful if residents and businesses can provide details of their current broadband services and needs via the Broadband Speed Test and Demand Survey below.

Community Broadband Initiative

Whilst NYnet can offer services to the public sector, it cannot supply businesses and householders with broadband due to European State Aid and Competition regulations. However, NYnet undertook 2 pilot projects to demonstrate that with a small amount of capital funding they could transform the lives of residents in remote rural locations. The 2 pilots were successfully completed in Newton and Stape by Beeline Broadband and the second project in Rosedale/Farndale implemented by Moors Web and LN Communications, both networks in the heart of the North Yorkshire Moors.

Due to the success of these pilot schemes, NYnet successfully secured funding through the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) for a further 5 community projects. These are now live; Vale of Mowbray, Bradley’s Both near Skipton, Barlby near Selby, Robin Hood’s Bay and Nun Monkton.  There is also an unfunded project, which NYnet has been involved with in collaboration with the RAF and LN Communications at RAF Leeming (case study below).

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For details of where all the NYnet community projects are enabled see the Community Projects page.

Future Plans

NYCC announced at the North Yorkshire Broadband Conference in February 2011, that there would be £750k of funding for community broadband projects in the not spot areas of North Yorkshire. There is some work to do with NYCC on how the project will be run in conjunction with NYnet, CISPs and communities. NYCC are the lead on this project so please visit for full details.

We are also working with several wifi/wimax companies who are interested in setting up broadband services in areas of ‘not spots’ , connecting to the NYnet network by piggybacking off one of our public sector sites. If you have several households in your community who would be interested in a company coming to install and run a service in your area, please contact one of the following for more information by clicking on the logos below, or download the full list.

If you are interested in becoming an approved NYnet Channel Partner please complete the following documents and email them to

Video: Community Broadband Projects