Mobile Access North Yorkshire (MANY)

Mobile Access North Yorkshire (MANY) is a project which aims to help areas with little or no mobile phone connectivity.

By improving the network, the project aims to:

  • improve health and wellbeing, specifically around isolation and loneliness
  • increase tourism opportunities
  • provide vital support for emergency service networks
  • make areas safer through monitoring the environment

Working with the local community, the project aims to unlock the potential of these areas, helping to support rural communities, both economically and socially, as well as influencing the national direction of rural connectivity.

Part of a wider Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport 5G programme, we are working in partnership with several organisations including Quickline Communications Ltd. (who lead the project), the Universities of York and Lancaster and various Small to Medium Enterprises who specialise in mobile technology – Flo Culture, Cybermoor, Wireless Coverage and Safenetics.