Agency aims for speed.
It hopes to see 100% of the region's telephone exchanges enabled for broadband by the end of the year.
Some broadband internet services claim a ten times speed advantage over dial-up internet, which is available through modems which could operate at up to 56 kilobytes per second.
Broadband is particularly useful for people using video-based services or when large amounts of software or data have to be transferred.
It can be accessed via a standard telephone line - known as ADSL connections - or by cable, wireless or satellite.
Jim Farmery, head of Technology Infrastructure at Yorkshire Forward, said: "This invest- ment means that almost every village and town in Yorkshire and Humberside will have access to a minimum ADSL broadband service."
Working with BT and Adit, the regional procurement agency, Yorkshire Forward, has prov- ided investment of pounds 2.2m to reach an estimated 4,000 householders and 800 businesses in outlying areas so they will be able to access the same high- speed broadband services as the rest of the region.
The agency has also worked closely with community groups.
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|Publication:||Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)|
|Date:||Mar 15, 2005|
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