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Broadband and Mobile Phones: Rural Areas

Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

UIN 912544, tabled on 3 October 2019

What steps her Department is taking to increase (a) broadband and (b) mobile phone coverage in rural areas.

Answered on

3 October 2019

The government is committed to nationwide rollout of future proof, gigabit-capable broadband as soon as possible. Improving mobile coverage in rural areas is also a priority. We are committed to extending geographic mobile coverage to 95% of the UK and we are considering all of the options available to facilitate this.

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