Having very recently moved to a small-holding in the beautiful Buckinghamshire countryside, my family and I found ourselves in the very unlikely position (considering the techies we all are) of having no internet. 

NO INTERNET. Life, for my 10 year-old son, was on pause. However, help was at hand in the form of a fantastic 4G connection. So Ocado deliveries continued, my wife caught up on Strictly via Sky Go, Autumn internationals were cheered, new Ikea furniture was purchased and Amazon Prime did not miss out on the Reid family shopping spree for our 9 yr old daughter’s birthday. All via a mobile phone. Phew.

We were lucky though – 2 minutes down the lane and there is no mobile network for miles. So, for the country at large, I welcome the news that the Government has announced a substantial £400m investment for a new Digital Infrastructure Investment Fund.

Home comforts aside, we all need to keep pushing our country's Government to help enable us to be the best connected country in the world -  tip to toe!