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Broadband: Rural Areas

Treasury written question – answered on 7th January 2020.

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Photo of Mark Menzies Mark Menzies Conservative, Fylde

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

Photo of Robert Courts Robert Courts Conservative, Witney

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

Photo of Rishi Sunak Rishi Sunak The Chief Secretary to the Treasury

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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