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AA president suggests UK govt infrastructure spend should focus on broadband

Monday 6 April 2020 | 16:19 CET | News
The president of the AA roadside assistance group, Edmund King, has suggested that UK government infrastructure spending might be better spent on improving  broadband networks to support home working, rather than on roads and rail infrastructure, reports BBC News.

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