Connecting the countryside
To those in urban areas access to superfast broadband and 4G mobile phone coverage are readily available and in recent years have become basic amenities in the same way as water and electricity. In the countryside they are just as essential but nowhere near as available. Both broadband and mobile coverage are patchy and can be unreliable, making life for families and businesses alike very difficult. Life in a digital age does not yet extend to the countryside, and we are working hard to change that, lobbying government and working with communications companies to ensure roll out.