As Chair of the Parliamentary Space Committee, Adam Afriyie MP chaired an event with the Digital Policy Alliance to raise the issue of broadband. Despite the broadband rollout, the Government is still looking for solutions to reach the final 5% of properties in the UK.
The event brought together experts on satellite broadband, rural affairs and digital inclusion as well as several parliamentarians to discuss the issue.
Mr Afriyie said after the event:
“Broadband has become vital for British businesses, students and families. It’s no longer acceptable to leave some areas without a basic level of access.
“If we’re going to move ahead with life-changing technologies such as financial technology, driverless cars and the internet of things and as more public services are made available online, we need to ensure that everyone has the access to use them.