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Residents in Burley-in-Wharfedale have not accepted defeat in their bid to bring super-fast broadband services to the village.

Despite being a prime contender in BT's Race to Infinity during much of the voting process, Burley slipped out of the reckoning towards the end.

As a result, the West Yorkshire village failed to qualify for a prioritised fibre broadband upgrade, reports the Ilkley Gazette.

However, campaigners say they will remain in dialogue with BT over plans to improve the local network, buoyed by recent comments from the internet service provider.

Earlier this week, BT said it would consider adding other villages which finished high up the Race to Infinity charts to its next-generation broadband deployment list.

Some 2,043 votes were received from 3,006 eligible residents in Burley, the news provider reported.

"We're disappointed that we didn't finish in the top six communities to get the initial roll-out of superfast broadband," an iBurley spokesperson said.

"But BT should recognise that with 2,034 votes, we finished third in terms of the absolute number of votes and that the high number demonstrates there is demand for faster broadband in our community."

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