East Yorkshire MP Sir Greg Knight has had a meeting with Matt Hancock MP, the Minister of State for Digital and Culture at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, to discuss improving broadband access in East Yorkshire.
Sir Greg and the Minister discussed boosting broadband connection and speeds in East Yorkshire and what more could be done to improve digital access locally.
The Minister told Sir Greg that the Digital Economy Bill currently before Parliament will give 4,251 more households in East Yorkshire a legal right to access broadband by 2020 taking the rate of connection in the area up to 91%.
Sir Greg said: “The Digital Economy Bill is good news for people in rural areas and it has my full backing”.
“Although I welcome the work that is taking place in rolling out faster broadband, there is always more that can be done and I urged the Minister to keep this as his number one priority”.