2020 Budget Announced!

Published: 
16 March 2020

The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak has announced the March 2020 Budget, which in particular for digital infrastructure and the Shared Rural Network lists several new measures:   

Ref - 3. Infrastructure:

  • More than half a trillion pounds (£640bn) to be invested over the next 5 years for Britain’s roads, railways, broadband, housing and research (net investment will be triple the average over the last 40 years in real terms by the end of the Parliament)
  • £5 billion to help people access gigabit-capable broadband in the most difficult to reach areas of the UK
  • Over £500 million to extend 4G mobile coverage to 95% of the UK

 

Ref - 8. Regions and Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland:

  • 84% of the country to have 4G coverage from all four mobile networks as part of the Shared Rural Network (up from 66% now) with 95% having coverage from at least one operator

 

Read more - Source: GOV.UK

 

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