Question to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport:
What steps her Department is taking to increase (a) broadband and (b) mobile phone coverage in rural areas.
The government is committed to nationwide rollout of future proof, gigabit-capable broadband as soon as possible. Improving mobile coverage in rural areas is also a priority. We are committed to extending geographic mobile coverage to 95% of the UK and we are considering all of the options available to facilitate this.