These East Yorkshire villages will soon have superfast broadband
Some of the most isolated parts of East Yorkshire are to get superfast internet in a ?6m scheme. East Riding Council has announced 2,200 homes and businesses are to benefit from the extension of fibre broadband. Around 50 places are included on the list, with towns such as Howden, Bridlington and Withernsea among the beneficiaries, alongside a number of small villages.
Work has already started on the technicalities behind the initiative, and the upgraded internet will then be available for sale by the end of 2018.
Superfast broadband is coming to around 50 new locations.
Councillor Jonathan Owen, deputy leader of East Riding Council, said: “The council welcomes the news that even more homes and businesses in the East Riding will benefit from superfast broadband, but we know that there is still more to do.
“Good, reliable internet connection is vitally important to many aspects of modern life, whether that be keeping in contact with family and friends or for businesses to remain competitive and provide timely services and products for customers.
“As the switchover to superfast is now automatic, the council strongly advises people to check their postcode at broadband.eastriding.gov.uk to identify if they are eligible to switch over and to then shop around for the best deal with an internet service provider of their choice.”
Places to benefit include:
- East Garton
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- Hutton Cranswick
- West Hull Villages
- Snaith and Cowick
- South Cliffe
- Sutton upon Derwent
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