Source: Labour Party UK
Tom Watson MP, Labour’s Shadow Digital, Culture, Media and Sports Secretary, responding to the government’s broadband announcement, said:
“At a time when the UK is falling behind in the digital race and hundreds of thousands of premises don’t even have access to decent broadband, this government announcement falls far short of the ambition we need.
“Connectivity will underpin the jobs and economy of the future, but today the UK’s digital infrastructure is lagging embarrassingly behind. This Tory government cannot just paper over the cracks.
“If we want to take full advantage of the fourth industrial revolution, we need far more than this government’s half measures.”