Boosting broadband connectivity across the country

The Conservative Government announced Project Gigabit in 2019 – a long-term decision to invest £5 billion to enable hard-to-reach communities access to lightning-fast gigabit-capable broadband, helping to grow the economy and improve services for households. This week, Britain reached our 80 per cent gigabit connectivity milestone.

  • Under Labour, almost three million homes and businesses did not have access to basic broadband speeds and in 2019 only one in ten households had access to gigabit broadband. 
  • That is why the Conservative government took the long-term decision to invest £5 billion to deliver gigabit broadband, and 80 per cent of the country now have access to high-speed internet connectivity – improving, for example, streaming services for households, and boosting productivity for businesses.
  • By implementing this Conservatives' plan, at least 85 per cent of the country will have access to gigabit broadband by 2025 – helping to grow the economy and make life easier for families and businesses.   

Full disclosure - I am an employee of Openreach, a company 100% owned by BT, but am posting this as a Conservative activist. The information in this post is all public domain and came from Conservative party sources: it does not necessarily reflect the views of Openreach or BT. 


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