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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 27th April 2020.

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Photo of Craig Williams Craig Williams Conservative, Montgomeryshire

What steps his Department is taking to ensure the effective delivery of broadband and telecommunications.

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

The Government wants to deliver nationwide coverage of gigabit capable broadband as soon as possible.

We are introducing a range of measures to deliver this ambition. The Leasehold Property Bill will make it easier for operators to deploy broadband in blocks of flats. We announced that we would be legislating to mandate gigabit connectivity in new build homes, and that we will be investing £5 billion in bringing gigabit broadband to the hardest to reach areas of the UK. To improve mobile coverage, we are investing £200 million into the 5G testbeds and trials programme. We have also announced the £1 billion Shared Rural Network deal with the mobile network operators to increase 4G coverage throughout the UK to 95% by the end of 2025.

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