Broadband and Mobile Phones: Rural Areas

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 3rd October 2019.

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Photo of Henry Bellingham Henry Bellingham Conservative, North West Norfolk

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

Photo of Matt Warman Matt Warman The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

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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