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Broadband: Rural Areas

Question for Treasury

UIN 900054, tabled on 7 January 2020

What fiscal steps he is taking to improve broadband connections in rural communities.

Answered on

7 January 2020

We want to deliver gigabit-capable broadband across the country as soon as possible.

We have already committed over £1 billion to support the rollout of next-generation digital infrastructure, and, at Conference, the Chancellor announced an ambition to invest £5bn to support gigabit broadband rollout in the hardest to reach areas.

We will set out further details of our approach in our National Infrastructure Strategy later this year.

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