BHA welcomes Government rural broadband investment plan

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BHA welcomes Government rural broadband investment plan

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The British Hospitality Association (BHA) has welcomed the Government’s announcement that it will invest in broadband technologies in rural areas.

The group, which claims to represent over 40,000 private sector establishments across the hotels, restaurants and food service industries, said that the move would help over 600,000 hospitality and tourism businesses to connect.

The announcement comes following the BHA’s calls on the Government to create ‘Coastal Enterprise Zones’ to help boost the visitor economy.

Ufi Ibrahim, chief executive of the BHA said: “This investment is a welcome announcement for hospitality and tourism businesses, particularly in rural and coastal areas, as a reliable and fast broadband connection is essential both in terms of hospitality operations and customer experience.

It is encouraging to see the Government take action to invest in broadband in rural areas which will make a big contribution to this. We look forward to supporting Government plans to ensure that all UK destinations are accessible and connected for British families and international visitors alike.”

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