The LGA's media office provides the national voice of local government in England and Wales on the major issues of the day for national, regional and local press.
“Digital connectivity is central to thriving communities - with millions of people relying on broadband coverage every day, including businesses and our most vulnerable."
“It is important our communities are not cut off from the digital age, and the £1 billion Shared Rural Network deal is good news for our communities, especially in rural areas."
Cllr James Jamieson, Chairman of the Local Government Association, responds to the Government’s response to the Online Harms White Paper consultation.
“As part of the LGA’s wider sector-led improvement offer, the Digital Inclusion programme is helping councils to reach out and provide a vital service for residents who don’t have access or confidence to use digital platforms."
"With access found to be patchy in some areas, it is critical the Government ensures good mobile coverage nationwide, especially in more remote areas."
Cllr Mark Hawthorne, Chairman of the LGA’s People and Places Board, responds to the report by Which? that found that millions are at risk of mobile signal ‘blackouts’.
"It is great to see that these tougher standards, called for by the LGA, are leading to improved transparency around the advertising of broadband speeds."
Media office contacts
The LGA's media office provides the national voice of local government in England and Wales on the major news issues of the day for national, regional and local press.
‘first' is the LGA's monthly membership magazine for our 18,200 councillors and local authority chief executives in England and Wales
Learn more about and sign up to receive LGA's newsletters.
10 hours ago