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£400 million broadband project launched

A four hundred million pound fund which the Government hopes will put an end to poor internet speeds has been launched in Peterborough.

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A £400 million broadband project has been launched by the Government in Peterborough.

The Digital Infrastructure Investment Fund will go towards improving connections and download times across the UK.

Our region has some of the slowest internet speeds in the country with Suffolk Coastal, Breckland and Maldon among the worst.

Ministers say the project will go some way toward fixing this making internet access more reliable for homes and businesses, and enabling more people to work remotely without disruption.

We are investing £400 million to make sure the UK's digital infrastructure is match-fit for the future. As technologies change and people's habits move with them, it is crucial we play our part to ensure Britain stays at the front of the pack.

Gone will be the days where parents working from home see their emails grind to a halt while a family member is gaming or streaming Game of Thrones in the next room. Full fibre will provide us with the better broadband we need to ensure we can work flexibly and productively, without connections failing.

– Andrew Jones MP, Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury