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Full-fibre broadband in new homes

Published: 
24 July 2018

Full-fibre broadband should be fitted as standard in all new homes, the government has said.

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has produced a new national telecoms strategy, ‘Future Telecoms Infrastructure Review’ for full-fibre broadband coverage in the UK by 2033. The proposed legislation is also aimed towards private infrastructure investment.

Jeremy Wright, Secretary of State for DCMS referred to the ‘radical blueprint’ and wanting everyone to benefit from world-class connectivity, which would also encourage commercial investment in full-fibre networks across the UK. He said: "this radical new blueprint for the future of telecommunications in this country will increase competition and investment in full-fibre broadband, create more commercial opportunities and make it easier and cheaper to roll out infrastructure for 5G."

Dana Tobak, Head of Full-Fibre ISP Hyperoptic, considered ‘future use’ and raised the importance of ‘educating’ in relation to understanding the difference between technology, the installation process and physical, work element involved. She said: "it will fundamentally change lives as we get used to it."

 

 

Source: BBC News

 

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