The development of broadband networks in the UK is a priority for the government, chancellor George Osborne said during his Budget speech on Wednesday.
The National Infrastructure Plan, outlined during the speech, identifies broadband as one of the projects first in line for government funding over the next decade. Osborne said he wanted to "turn Britain into Europe's technology centre" and to do this the UK needs "the best technology infrastructure".
George Osborne has presented the latest UK Budget, which includes £50m for super-fast broadband provision in small cities. Image credit: The Prime Minister's Office/Crown copyright
"We should not be complacent by saying it is enough to be the best in Europe when countries like Korea and Singapore do even better," Osborne said.
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