The Chancellor has promised to invest over £1 billion pounds in the country's digital infrastructure.
In his Autumn Statement, Phillip Hammond pledged to sustain the effort to rollout faster broadband.
If it goes ahead, it will be welcome news for the West Country - where many homes, businesses and whole communities face daily frustrations from a lack of a decent internet connection
The news was welcomed by MPs from across the region:
Incentive to accelerate superfast broadband - 5yr 100% rate relief on new fibre infrastructure. Great move - should benefit all areas of UK
More top news
Some 20% of carriageways in England and Wales have less than five years of life remaining before they become unusable, researchers said.
Icy conditions expected after a freezing night. The far west will enjoy sunny spells while the rest of the region sees increasing cloud.
Icy conditions expected after a freezing night. Early cloud will break up leaving sunny spells, light winds and temperatures at 8 degrees.