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Councils have continually raised on-going concerns over residents' lack of access to fast and reliable broadband especially in rural areas


Key messages

Access to fast and reliable digital connectivity is a necessity for households and businesses in the UK. Councils have continually raised on-going concerns over residents' lack of access to fast and reliable broadband especially in rural areas.

The LGA's ‘Up to Speed' campaign aims to ensure that every resident and business has access to faster broadband.1 It also highlights a number of success stories of how local authorities have developed their own broadband delivery frameworks. Up to Speed has received national media coverage and led to the Government clarifying that broadband speeds will keep pace with consumers' needs, a key request of the LGA.

Local authorities are best placed to understand the digital needs of local areas and have supported the extension of the Superfast Broadband Programme. Almost £750 million of the £1.7 billion invested in this Programme has come from local government.

 

 

Find out more about the LGA's ‘Up to Speed' campaign which aims to ensure that every resident and business has access to faster broadband.