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UK Chancellor confirms rural gigabit broadband, mobile funding

Thursday 12 March 2020 | 10:56 CET | News
UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak has used his 2020 Budget Speech to confirm funding of GBP 5 billion to get gigabit-capable broadband into the hardest to reach places. He also confirmed GBP 510 million of funding for the shared rural mobile network, which will boost 4G coverage to 95 percent of the country over the next five years. 

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