Michael has welcomed the news that over £1 billion of new funding will be made available for full-fibre broadband.
The decision, which came in the Autumn Statement, means that two million more homes and businesses across the country will be able to benefit from higher speeds and more reliable connections, particularly in rural areas.
With the percentage of premises in Sevenoaks that can access superfast broadband predicted by the Government to reach 92.8% by September 2018, the news is a major boost to Michael’s successful campaign to secure better broadband for his constituents.
Michael said: “People throughout Sevenoaks increasingly rely on decent broadband speeds for work and leisure. This new funding will build on the progress we have already made to make sure we have the digital infrastructure we need to prosper. Together with extra money for grammar schools and measures to help hardworking families, everyone in Sevenoaks will benefit from these announcements in this Autumn Statement.”