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Tadcaster is one of the latest communities to connect to faster broadband.

The brewery town was one of seven announced this week to have benefitted from BT’s roll-out of its next generation of broadband service delivered over copper lines.

John Anderson, BT’s regional director for Yorkshire and the Humber, said: “This is an important step forward for North Yorkshire.

“In these challenging economic times, faster broadband can help businesses become more competitive, find new customers and work more flexibly as well as greatly improving the online services available to families, homeworkers and other internet users.

“By the Summer, around 86 per cent of the region’s homes and businesses will be served by an exchange that has been upgraded to deliver these higher speeds.”

This investment in the copper network is in addition to BT’s £2.5 billion roll-out of fibre-based broadband, which will bring even faster speeds to around two-thirds of UK premises by the end of 2014.

Download speeds of up to 20 megabits per second (Mbps) are now available.