Margot James named as new UK digital minister

Margot James named as new UK digital minister

The United Kingdom has acquired a new broadband overseer following the appointment of Margot James MP as Minister of State for Digital as part of a wider reshuffle of government.

A prominent remainer James faces a bulging to-do list not least delivering her government’s long stated ambition of improving broadband and mobile coverage across the nation.

The UK presently lags its continental neighbours, most of whom have now established a firm goal of reaching 100% coverage 30Mbps+ superfast broadband within the next eight years.

The changing of the guard will see incumbent Matt Hancock pass into the night, en-route top his own latest posting as Secretary of State for the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.

Most recently Hancock was engaged with finalizing the design for a 10Mbps Universal Service Obligation for all broadband providers following the rejection of a voluntary scheme last year by BT.

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