The Government has announced plans to boost mobile and broadband connectivity in rural areas using church spires.
The use of these churches to host digital infrastructure will help to deliver our commitment for everyone to get good quality mobile connectivity where they live, work and travel.
For rural communities, this means better access to online public services as well as improved social interaction with family and friends, more opportunities for local businesses and better access to skills and training which can lead to better, higher paying jobs.
It is vitally important people living in the countryside have the same opportunities as those in urban areas, and that means having strong mobile and broadband infrastructures in place. This initiative marks an important step in our continued drive to connect better our rural communities and bridge the digital divide.