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UK govt's gigabit broadband plan risks leaving rural areas behind - NAO

Friday 16 October 2020 | 11:41 CET | News
The UK government's target of delivering nationwide gigabit broadband coverage by 2025 risks leaving behind those in rural and remote locations as providers focus on connecting the easiest to reach premises, according to a new report from the National Audit Office (NAO).

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