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Prime Minister gives support to campaign

February 16, 2011

With three days to go until the Broadband North Yorkshire Conference, the Prime Minister has given his support to the campaign to improve the County’s internet access.

Julian Smith, Member of Parliament for Skipton and Ripon, asked David Cameron about the importance of delivering better broadband for North Yorkshire during Prime Minister’s Questions.

The MP is leading the campaign and has organised Saturday’s Conference which will bring together key figures from the telecommunications industry, business, public sector, voluntary sector and charities. Dozens of community groups will also be attending from across North Yorkshire.

In response, the Prime Minister said:

“We have made a big commitment to this, 530 million pounds going into this broadband investment and it is absolutely vital, particularly for rural parts of the country, because we do not want them to be cut-off from the information superhighway.

“I hope my honourable friend will be advising them about the opportunities of superfast broadband, the business creation and job creation it can mean for right across this country.”

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