More residents and businesses in Wallasey and Moreton have access to Gigabit broadband thanks to the latest Government investment in the service.
80 per cent of the UK now has access to high-speed internet connectivity as the UK’s next major connectivity milestone is reached, as the Conservative Government delivers on its promise to grow the economy whilst making life easier for people through access to faster broadband.
In Wallasey constituency, a record 97.1% of the constituency can now access high-speed internet.
The Conservative Government announced Project Gigabit in 2019 – a flagship £5 billion programme to enable hard-to-reach communities to access lightning-fast gigabit-capable broadband.
Thanks to the hard work of the telecoms industry backed by Government investment, gigabit coverage across the UK has increased rapidly in recent years – from around 10% of households in 2019 to 80% today.
This means the majority of premises can access gigabit-capable networks and is a significant improvement in a short timeframe, meaning the UK is currently building gigabit networks faster than any EU country.
Better connectivity boosts productivity for businesses, unlocking new digital opportunities for people in every corner of the country, helping to grow the economy.
Commenting, Councillor Lesley Rennie said:
“It is brilliant news for both households and businesses in Wallasey that Gigabit broadband covers 97% of the constituency thanks to the work of the telecoms industry and taxpayer investment.
Technology Secretary Michelle Donelan added:
“This is another giant leap forward in our mission to bring gigabit connectivity to every part of the UK, with 80 per cent of the country now able to benefit from lightning-fast broadband.
“Access to gigabit speeds does not just mean being able to seamlessly stream films, TV shows, and shop online all at once. It means better productivity for businesses and new opportunities for local communities with digital infrastructure which will help power our economy, create jobs and improve lives for decades to come.”