The main parties have now launched their manifestos ahead of the General Election on 7th May. We bring you the main points from each one relating to a key part of our own manifesto – digital communication. Read our own manifesto chapter on digital communications here. 


  • Provide superfast broadband to 95% of UK by 2017
  • Subsidise the cost of installing superfast cable satellite services in remote areas
  • Provide rural areas with near universal superfast broadband by the end of the next Parliament


  • Give BT and other public telecommunications operators an obligation to provide affordable high speed broadband infrastructure to every household and smallbusiness in the UK


  • Ensure that all parts of country benefit from affordable, high speed broadband by the end of the next Parliament
  • Maximise private sector investment and deliver the mobile infrastructure needed to extend coverage and reduce ‘not spots’

Lib Dem

  • Complete the rollout of high-speed broadband to reach almost every household in the UK (99.9%) as well as small businesses in rural and urban areas


  • Nothing specified in manifesto