Budget 2018: UK chancellor pledges £250m to boost rural broadband
In his latest budget, UK Chancellor Philip Hammond has announced £250m will be used to provide rural areas with superfast broadband.
Poor rural connectivity has held back certain areas from the rest of the nation.
The funding boost will target rural schools and libraries to ensure they have access to ‘full fibre’ connectivity.
DCMS Secretary of State Jeremy Wright said:
"Through our modern Industrial Strategy, it’s our ambition to have a full fibre Britain that...