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UK govt confirms GBP 645 million superfast broadband boost

Monday 11 September 2017 | 10:36 CET | News
The UK government announced that up to GBP 645 million will be made available to boost broadband coverage to the most rural and hard to reach places across the UK. This will help extend ast broadband to up to 900,000 extra UK homes and businesses. Minister for Digital Nick Hancock said that 'superfast' broadband, considered at least 24 Mbps, reaches almost 94 percent of the UK and was on track to reach 95 percent by end-2017. The new fund will include up to GBP 56 million to boost coverage in Wales.

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