Nadine Dorries – 2022 Comments on Rural Broadband

The comments made by Nadine Dorries, the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, on 10 June 2022.

Up and down the UK, we’re spending £5 billion to connect homes and businesses onto one of the fastest networks on the planet.

We have pinpointed 19,000 homes and businesses across Cornwall, in places that are hard to connect. And we’re inviting broadband companies to bid for £36 million worth of contracts to connect those communities.

This will make a real, fundamental difference to people’s lives. It means that a person can start a business anywhere they like, knowing that they get the exact same opportunities as someone in London or Manchester. And that’s what this government is all about. Backing businesses, and backing communities, wherever they are.