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Autumn Statement: broadband boom

Autumn Statement: broadband boom

Victims of sluggish internet speeds may have cried with relief after chancellor Philip Hammond announced the government will invest over £1bn in fibre broadband networks and ultra-fast wireless '5G' communications by 2021. CityFibre (CITY) investors also cheered, sending shares up 7 per cent in the builder of fibre optic infrastructure in urban areas.

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