UK broadband aided by planning permission rule changes

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The government is changing planning permission rules to aid the rollout of faster internet speeds across the UK.

This includes permission for firms to install broadband cabinets and other related infrastructure on public land without local councils' permission in England. It is also consulting about ways to shorten the time it takes to agree approval for cables and cabinet installation on private land UK-wide.

Culture Secretary Maria Miller said the move would help "kick-start the economy".

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