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A significant broadband speeds divide remains in East Yorkshire, according to one local MP.

Brigg and Goole MP Andrew Percy said that while urban areas such as Hull are gaining ultra-fast broadband services, parts of the countryside are being left behind.

Some communities have broadband speeds which were available in urban areas ten years ago, he noted.

"I am concerned about the growing digital divide in this country, with residents in rural areas missing out," he stated, as reported by the Hull Daily Mail.

"My constituents are missing out on developments in health care, such as telehealth services, which will become increasingly important, and on educational opportunities, particularly continuing learning and adult education through distance learning."

Last year, East Yorkshire's incumbent broadband provider KC rolled out 100Mb broadband services in Woodmansey on the outskirts of Beverley, beginning its fibre rollout programme.

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