The government has today launched a new, £400m Digital Infrastructure Investment Fund (DIIF), designed to combat slow download times and troublesome connectivity across the country.
Ministers are seeking to revolutionise Britain’s digital infrastructure, making internet access more reliable for homes and businesses, while enabling more people to work remotely without disruption.
The news follows £1.7bn of investment to spur industry to rollout superfast broadband across the UK.
Launching the fund during a visit to Peterborough today, the Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury Andrew Jones MP will say:
“We are investing £400 million to make sure the UK’s digital infrastructure is match-fit for the future.
“As technologies change and people’s habits move with them, it is crucial we play our part to ensure Britain stays at the front of the pack.
“Gone will be the days where parents working from home see their emails grind to a halt while a family member is gaming or streaming Game of Thrones in the next room.
“Full fibre will provide us with the better broadband we need to ensure we can work flexibly and productively, without connections failing.”
Written by: Jamie Hardesty
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