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KCOM has begun work to connect another East Riding community to its award-winning full fibre broadband network.

Engineering work to connect dozens of homes to KCOM’s full fibre network in North Newbald, near Market Weighton, is now underway after local residents, who felt they were missing out on ultrafast broadband speeds, appealed to the company to extend its network to the leafy village.

KCOM’s chief executive officer, Dale Raneberg, said: “We’re delighted to have started work to bring all the benefits of full fibre broadband to North Newbald and I would like to thank everyone from the local community who worked with us to make this happen.

“We brought the installation work forward because we saw how enthusiastic local residents were for full fibre broadband and how desperately they needed it, especially during these days when so many people are working from home.

“I know many of the villagers who called on KCOM to bring our full fibre network to North Newbald have struggled on low speeds and unreliable connections for a long time, but now hopefully our ultrafast Lightstream broadband will transform the way they are able to both work and relax online.

“We’re always listening to local communities’ needs and willing to adapt our rollout plans to make sure those who want to be connected to one of the UK’s fastest and most reliable broadband networks can be as soon as possible.”

The work will take two weeks to complete before local residents are able to connect to KCOM’s full fibre network.