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The UK's communications regulator has met with experts to discuss the possibility of opening up the broadband market in Hull to more providers.

Representatives from Ofcom met with fibre-optic broadband provider Fibrestream, as well as Hull North MP Diana Johnson to consider the lack of competition in the city in terms of telecoms.

The area is currently served only by Kingston Communications and it is claimed that both businesses and residents have brought up the issue as a concern.

Discussing the issue, Fibrestream said: "The comparative costs for wideband Internet Protocol data services in Hull and surrounding areas are significantly higher than those available for similar sized cities elsewhere in the UK and this puts the city and wider community at a competitive disadvantage."

All parties agreed to stay in contact and work together on the so-called Hull Problem quickly.

Last week, Ofcom also claimed it was in discussions with Kingston Communications over ways it can ensure that regulations do not prevent the development of new services in Hull.

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