Telecommunications Infrastructure (Relief from Non-Domestic Rates) Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 6:40 pm on 10th July 2017.

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Photo of Simon Hoare Simon Hoare Conservative, North Dorset 6:40 pm, 10th July 2017

My hon. Friend says that she is relieved that it was something so entirely innocent and innocuous.

Fast broadband, which allows us to watch telly and order online, will of course help address rural isolation, which is particularly significant in an area such as mine. FaceTime and other mechanisms will help keep families together by keeping those intergenerational conversations going when geography means that a weekly visit may not always be appropriate, feasible or affordable.

Towns such as Sturminster are not unique. Glastonbury, which I think is in the constituency of my hon. Friend David Warburton, has lost all of it banks—[Interruption.] I am sorry: Glastonbury is in the constituency of my hon. Friend James Heappey.