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Jos Creese outlines some key technology trends councils should focus on in 2018.
More than one million homes and offices are struggling to get ‘decent’ broadband, new Ofcom report finds.
Local authorities can now bid for funding from a new £190m programme designed to accelerate the rate at which Full Fibre networks are made available across the UK.
BT has offered to invest up to £600m to make sure the majority of UK households and businesses get broadband speeds of at least 10Mbps per second.
Councils have called for control over fines given to mobile operators for poor coverage and customer service to boost connectivity.
Councillors have stressed importance of digital connectivity after a report identified 11 places which get less than the minimum recommended broadband speed.
Council leaders have welcomed the launch of a consultation aimed at creating tougher standards for advertising broadband speed claims.
Local government leaders have reaffirmed their commitment to making sure people have access to broadband internet technology.
Local authorities should work with network providers to ensure the deployment of 5G across the country, commission says.
Town hall leaders have called on broadband providers to let residents see what speeds are available direct to their home.