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Rural broadband to be focus for Budget

The Daily Mail reports that chancellor Rishi Sunak vows to end patchy mobile phone reception and slow broadband in this week's Budget

The chancellor is tipped to announce a £1billion deal with telecoms firms to boost 4G coverage in rural areas in a move that will benefit more than 280,000 properties and 10,000 miles of roads.

Mr Sunak will also confirm a £5billion investment to achieve faster broadband across the UK by 2025.

The announcement seeks to fulfil the Conservatives’ election pledge to bring full fibre and gigabit-capable broadband to every home and business in Britain within five years.

Full article:

The Daily Mail - Chancellor Rishi Sunak vows to end poor phone reception and slow broadband in rural areas within five years with £1bn 4G deal

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