Churches spires could play a key role in bringing wifi, broadband and mobile access to rural areas through a new agreement between the Church of England and the Government.

The Church of England has signed an accord with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), setting out how churches and other church properties could host new digital infrastructure.

Two thirds of Church of England parishes are located in rural areas including some of the remaining mobile and wifi ‘blackspots’.

Full details can be found in the DCMS announcement published today.

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