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Digital Technology: Rural Areas

Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

UIN 903489, tabled on 16 September 2021

What steps her Department is taking to improve digital infrastructure and connectivity in rural areas.

Answered on

24 September 2021

The government is focused on improving digital infrastructure and connectivity in rural areas, with our £5bn Project Gigabit and £1bn Shared Rural Network. As such, the government recently announced more details about our procurement pipeline, specifically, for the 2.2 million hard to reach premises in England in Phases 1 and 2 of the delivery plan.

Alongside Project Gigabit and the Shared Rural Network, we are continuing with our strategy to reduce barriers and to promote competition and investment.

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