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Introducing the Digital Connectivity Portal

Barrier Busting Taskforce

, December 20, 2018 — Digital

In government, we want to make sure all communities and businesses across the UK can benefit from world-class digital connectivity. This is why we have launched the Digital Connectivity Portal, an online resource for local authorities and communications network providers with guidance to support investment in  broadband and mobile networks. World-class digital connectivity High-quality and…

Realising the potential of 5G

Ian Smith

, February 16, 2018 — Digital

5G Testbeds & Trials Programme Director, DCMS

The world is becoming increasingly dependent on reliable mobile connectivity, mobile data use has rocketed over the past five years – increasing 74% in 2015. The term “5G” is used to describe the fifth generation of mobile communications technologies and will have capabilities significantly beyond our current connectivity infrastructure. Improving the online experienceMobile networks support…

Chris Townsend on how we’re taking superfast broadband to the UK’s hardest to reach places

BDUK’s rollout of superfast broadband is transforming lives up and down the country. Current figures show that nearly 9 out of 10 homes and businesses now have access to superfast broadband – homes and businesses that can now take full advantage of a faster internet connection. BDUK’s programmes will raise this to 95% of the…

Is London losing out in the race for superfast broadband?

Ed Vaizey MP

, February 18, 2015 — Media, broadband and creative industries

Ed Vaizey was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries in May 2010 and promoted to Minister of State for Culture and Digital Industries in 2014.

Is London losing out in the race for superfast broadband?  It’s a vital question, and one that the Evening Standard is right to ask – because good broadband is essential for a thriving economy.A couple of weeks ago, we reached a milestone in our mission to get superfast broadband to people living in rural areas. …

The Digital Revolution will be Mobile

Ed Vaizey MP

, November 6, 2014 — Media, broadband and creative industries

Ed Vaizey was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries in May 2010 and promoted to Minister of State for Culture and Digital Industries in 2014.

It’s a cliché but it’s true: the internet has completely revolutionised the way we live our lives. In 2014, the world works, shops, studies and socialises online.And the revolution is increasingly mobile. Some analysts believe that, by the end of this year, the majority of UK internet traffic will come from handheld devices rather than…