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Closed petition Fund fixed wireless broadband setup costs for poorly connected areas

Ofcom says there are over 500k properties unable to get decent broadband (min 10 Mbps) via landline but over 420k of these could get decent broadband via wireless technology like 4G.

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Already available & well-proven alternative broadband solutions must be funded in areas where needs are greatest.

Project Gigabit aims to provide gigabit coverage to 85% of UK properties by end 2025 at a £5 billion cost, but more solutions are needed right now for those left behind.

Alternative solutions that are low-cost & installable anywhere already exist, so funding must be increased or redirected to deploy these.

Using 4G to level up almost all digitally excluded UK premises with life-changing better broadband in a rapid timeframe could only cost £300 per property or under 3% of that £5bn spend.

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