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East Riding of Yorkshire gets superfast broadband boost
The East Riding of Yorkshire will receive significant improvements in fibre optic broadband access thanks to a BT rollout.A new deal between BT and East Riding of Yorkshire Council will bring fibre optic broadband to 42,000 properties in the county over the next three years.
The move is part of the government's Broadband Delivery UK initiative.
Every home and business in the county will be guaranteed speeds of at least 2Mbps, although the scheme's primary target is to provide 90 per cent of premises with a minimum speed of 24Mbps.
The news has been greeted positively by local government representatives. East Riding Councillor Jane Evison applauded the rollout, explaining it was an important step in ensuring all areas of the country are on an even keel.
She told the Beverley Guardian: "In this day and age it is essential that we are on a level playing field with the rest of the country."
However, she went on to stress that more still needs to be done to serve the areas of the county that continue to suffer from poor connections and slow download speeds.