Yorkshire Firm Excels With Nynet

A Wetherby telecommunications company has been selected as a partner in a major initiative to deliver super-fast broadband services to businesses in North Yorkshire.

Excel Telecom will support the NYnet project, which has recently installed a fibreoptic network infrastructure throughout the county, by providing the technology that will integrate the new service into business premises. This partnership forms part of Excel Telecom’s wider strategy of delivering next-generation broadband and telephony services throughout North Yorkshire.

NYnet is an EU-funded collaboration between North Yorkshire County Council and Yorkshire Forward which will bring broadband to many rural areas of North Yorkshire for the first time. It will create a world-class, high-speed communications infrastructure capable of delivering multiple high-quality services to both homes and organisations in the county. NYnet recently received the backing of William Hague, former leader of the Conservative party and MP for Richmond.

Excel Telecom’s MD John Ledingham-Smith says “We are delighted to be working with NYnet on this ground-breaking project. Broadband has become an essential part of our daily lives and NYnet really marks the beginning of a new chapter for businesses in North Yorkshire. It will enable us to deliver a much wider range of cost-effective internet and telephony services to around 50,000 businesses across the region, helping them to be more competitive in today’s hi-tech environment.”

David Cullen, CEO of NYnet says “NYnet is very excited about working with a channel partner such as Excel Telecom because they provide the business-to-business services which are much-needed for the largely underserved SME market in North Yorkshire. NYnet offers such partners better, faster and cheaper connectivity, which means Excel is better able to provide cost-effective next-generation technology solutions that deliver real benefits to businesses. Through this initiative, NYnet, Excel and the businesses served can jointly make a truly positive impact on the economic development of the sub-region.”