The economies of Leeds and Bradford are set to get a boost with the announcement today of a £14.4 million investment in the city's broadband. It will help transform them into 'super-connected cities'.
A North Yorkshire MP has likened today's deal to roll out high-speed broadband to most of the county to "the coming of the railways". North Yorkshire County Council has selected BT to roll-out high speed broadband across the county in a £50 million investment.
Julian Smith, MP for Skipton and Ripon, who led the campaign to win pilot status and Government investment, has been speaking to Calendar's Political Correspondent Ben Erlam about the announcement.
It is expected to be announced today that people in rural North Yorkshire are to get access to superfast internet connections. Experts say it is a modern-day industrial revolution which will speed up the way business is done.