Speaking in Cahors, in the Lot, Edouard Philippe said that he wanted to see good broadband speeds available across France by 2020, with high-speed access available from 2022.
The promise of better internet access in so-called zones blanches was put forward by French president Emmanuel Macron earlier this year saying he wanted to see speeds of at least eight megabits a second by 2020.
Edouard Philippe said he would talk with mobile phone operators very soon to press them to improve mobile internet speeds in areas where fibre access was not possible.
It is estimated that around 7.5 million people in France are unable to get a high-speed connection.
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