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The project to roll out fibre broadband across Cornwall will ensure 95 per cent of homes and businesses have access to super-fast download speeds, it has been revealed.

Cornwall Superfast, the organisation managing the programme, has upgraded its coverage target from the original 80 to 90 per cent by the end of 2014.

This means just 13,000 premises will not be able to take advantage of a super-fast fibre broadband connection, the BBC reports.

However, those living in fibre 'not-spots' have warned of a growing digital divide in Cornwall.

Landlord Robert Rogers, from Mylor, told the news provider that he felt "deprived" at having no access to super-fast broadband.

"We find people enquire whether we have Wi-Fi and broadband. When we say we haven't, I think we've lost tenants as a result," he stated.

"If people email us, it can be a day or two before we can respond. You can apologise, but they don't understand what it's like living in a rural area where there can be problems."

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