Chancellor backs plans to support £1bn fund trialling super-fast 5G broadband

Good news for homes across East Surrey with the Chancellor backing plans to support a new £1bn fund to trial super-fast 5G broadband. This will be available to local authorities and I know Surrey County Council will be interested in applying.

5G speeds allow a series of Downton Abbey to be downloaded in one minute. I have campaigned for faster broadband speeds for many years. The digital economy is increasingly important for local economic growth and in my view accessing fast broadband should be viewed as a right.