Digital Connectivity: Hardest-to-reach Premises

Part of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities – in the House of Commons at 2:37 pm on 27th June 2022.

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Photo of Neil O'Brien Neil O'Brien Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities) 2:37 pm, 27th June 2022

I am in regular contact with other Ministers on this subject, which is very important for rural areas. Through Project Gigabit we are investing £5 billion in better broadband. At the start of 2019, just 7% of Welsh households could get gigabit internet; now 51% can. We are investing a further £1 billion in the shared rural network, which will increase 4G coverage in mid and west Wales from 86% to 97%.