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Church spires to boost broadband network

Published 19th February 2018

Culture Secretary, Matt Hancock MP, has announced that the Government has signed an agreement with the Church of England that will see church spires made accessible to mobile providers looking to improve rural broadband connectivity.

It follows a successful trial which saw the structures used to increase access to high-speed broadband in two dioceses - Norwich and Chelmsford.

Officials said that "clear guidance" by the Church and Historic England "ensures that any telecoms infrastructure deployed does not impact on the character and architectural or historic significance of churches".

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