She announced new measures to boost connectivity in rural communities by allowing new, and taller, mobile phone masts in rural areas.
Morgan also announced a £30-million fund for 10 projects that use 5G technology to ‘enhance the lives’ of people in rural areas.
She acknowledged that rural connectivity was a priority for Boris Johnson’s new Government, commenting: ‘While this scheme will be hugely beneficial for connecting rural communities, we know some areas are suffering from poor coverage that risks frustrating economic growth.’
She added: ‘Our countryside is sacrosanct so we must get the balance right. People in rural towns and villages can rest assured that as we bring better mobile coverage to their homes and businesses, we are asking the right regulatory questions now to make sure we protect the environment but get the infrastructure we need to flourish in the future.’
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