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The installation of fast broadband across the nation will not only benefit people who live in the UK, but those who are merely visiting, the prime minister has suggested.

David Cameron delivered a speech on tourism in central London yesterday (August 12th) and in this he emphasised the importance of being able to provide visitors with a fast and reliable internet connection.

He said that he is eager to improve on areas that have a big impact on tourism, "from the speed of our broadband to the speed of our railways to the time it takes to clear customs at Heathrow".

Mr Cameron went on to suggest that he wants to make it easier for people from overseas to access online application forms for the visas required to visit the UK.

More and more areas of the UK are starting to gain access to faster internet connections, with Birch Green in Hertfordshire being the latest village to receive broadband speeds of 40MB, thanks to internet service provider BT. 

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