There are currently one in five new homes being built without gigabit capable broadband, especially in the smaller developments due to cost or lack of time for network operators to build the infrastructure.
The Digital Secretary Oliver Dowden has announced that government will amend legislation to ensure that all new build homes are fit for the future with gigabit capable broadband, which will be a significant step in supporting the Prime Minister’s ambition to, ‘level up the UK and accelerate the nationwide rollout of world-class broadband with the fastest speeds.’
The current building regulations will be amended to guarantee that housing developers collaborate with network providers to ensure that all new build homes will have gigabit capable connections (of over 1000Mbps) up to a cost cap of £2,000 per premise. The legislation would then become a legal requirement and as a priority for developers to install the right infrastructure, which would be available to the new home owner upon arrival.
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