Broadband: Rural Areas:Written question - 226648

Asked by Andrew Percy
(Brigg and Goole)
Asked on: 27 February 2019
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Broadband: Rural Areas
To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when he plans to announce the next steps for the Rural Gigabit Connnectivity programme.
Answered by: Margot James
Answered on: 07 March 2019

The £200 million Rural Gigabit Connectivity programme, announced in Budget 2018, will trial a model for full fibre to public buildings - starting with primary schools - which will act as hubs in rural areas, alongside vouchers for funding gigabit-capable connectivity to homes and businesses across the UK.

An announcement on the launch of the programme will take place in Spring 2019.

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