A DEBATE on how super-fast broadband links can be extended across North Yorkshire to bridge a “digital divide” is to be held in Westminster this week.

York Outer MP Julian Sturdy has secured the half-hour debate on Wednesday.

There is expected to be praise for the work already done by Superfast North Yorkshire on providing better broadband speeds.

while also calling for the second phase of funding to be released early so more remote homes can have access to faster internet connections.

“I hope that, by contrasting the fantastic work that’s already been done in connecting so many North Yorkshire households ahead of schedule and the experience of some of our most rural communities who are still to benefit, I will be able to put sufficient pressure on the Government to release the next tranche of funding earlier than has been planned,” said Mr Sturdy.