- Gigabit broadband now covers 70.1% of Burton and Uttoxeter thanks to the telecoms industry and the Government.
- The Government announced Project Gigabit in 2019 – a long-term decision to invest £5 billion to enable hard-to-reach communities access lightning-fast gigabit-capable broadband, helping to grow the economy and improve services for households.
- More people across Burton and Uttoxeter can now access high-speed internet connectivity, making their lives easier and more productive with the Government taking long-term decisions for a brighter future for all.
Kate Kniveton MP has welcomed the news that 70.1% of Burton and Uttoxeter now have access to Gigabit broadband, which allows for faster internet speeds, downloads and better streaming services, thanks to investment from the Government.
The Government announced Project Gigabit in 2019 – a flagship £5 billion programme to enable hard-to-reach communities to access lightning-fast gigabit-capable broadband. Thanks to the hard work of the telecoms industry and Government action, gigabit coverage across the UK has increased rapidly in recent years – from one in ten households in 2019 to eight in ten today.
This means the majority of premises can access gigabit-capable networks and is a significant improvement in a short timeframe, meaning the UK is currently building gigabit networks faster than any EU country.
The Government is working with broadband suppliers and sticking to its long-term plan to achieve at least 85 per cent gigabit coverage of the UK by 2025, and nationwide coverage by 2030. Better connectivity boosts productivity for businesses, unlocking new digital opportunities for people in every corner of the country, helping to grow the economy and create a brighter future for all.
Commenting, Kate Kniveton MP said:
“It is brilliant news for both households and businesses in Burton and Uttoxeter that 70.1% of the constituency now has access to much faster broadband speeds thanks to the work of the telecoms industry and the Government.
“This work will mean that residents can enjoy better internet connectivity, making their lives easier and more productive. The Government is taking the long-term decisions for our country and by sticking to the plan we can ensure our economy continues to grow.”
Commenting, Technology Secretary Michelle Donelan said:
“This is another giant leap forward in our mission to bring gigabit connectivity to every part of the UK, with 80 per cent of the country now able to benefit from lightning-fast broadband.
“Access to gigabit speeds does not just mean being able to seamlessly stream films, TV shows, and shop online all at once. It means better productivity for businesses and new opportunities for local communities with digital infrastructure which will help power our economy, create jobs and improve lives for decades to come.”