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Digital minister Ed Vaizey is to meet with internet providers, lobby groups and MPs to discuss the issue of broadband not-spots.

The Broadband Delivery UK programme is currently working to ensure 95 per cent of the UK has access to superfast broadband by the end of 2018.

However, this still means some communities in both urban and rural locations will be left without adequate connectivity.

Mr Vaizey is therefore hosting what has been dubbed a "not-spot summit" on Wednesday with officials from the broadband sector, local MPs and bodies such as the Countryside Alliance and the National Farmers' Union.

Matt Warman, MP for Boston and Skegness, said he is pleased the government is listening to concerns from politicians and other groups about the variations in broadband coverage across the country and looking at ways to improve the situation.

"I have no doubt that the range of internet providers and interested groups will provide for an interesting and productive discussion on what we can all do to ensure better coverage going forward," he commented.

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