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Students in Hull could benefit from superfast broadband in the near future following the rollout of telecoms firm KC's fibre optic cables.

The local company has announced that the next phase of replacing its existing copper network will enable 15,000 more homes to benefit from high-speed broadband by the end of next year.

Local councillors have now asked the telecoms company to upgrade its network in the west of the city, where thousands of university students live.

Speaking to the Yorkshire Post, Beverley ward City Councillor Dave McCobb said: “Everyone welcomes KC’s move to improve the number of homes that can access super-fast broadband. The city desperately needs this kind of investment in infrastructure.

“I have asked KC to consider including the Avenues, Newland Avenue, the area around the University and Beverley High Road in their next phase."

He added that these areas have a higher internet usage level than many others in the city and also boast a diverse population, meaning KC could test its network on different types of household.

Last month, it was reported that KC is offering residents in a high rise flats block on Thornton Street the chance to be among the first in the region to connect to its super-fast network.  

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