Sunday, 31 May 2020

Build it and bits will come: UK govt to mandate gigabit broadband for all new builds

by Harry Baldock, Total Telecom
Tuesday 17 March 20

The announcement comes as part of the PM’s plan to extend ‘gigabit-capable’ broadband to every home in the country by 2025

The UK government has today announced legislation that would require almost all of the new properties built in country to have access to gigabit-speed broadband.    Prior to this announcement, developers were merely advised to deliver at least ‘superfast’ (i.e., >30 Mbps) broadband to new builds – in 2019, around 96% of new builds met this criteria.   However, the new legislation would require the developer to provide access to gigabit broadband…

The UK government has today announced legislation that would require almost all of the new properties built in country to have access to gigabit-speed broadband.    Prior to this announcement, developers were merely advised to deliver at least ‘superfast’ (i.e., >30 Mbps) broadband to new builds – in 2019, around 96% of new builds met this criteria.   However, the new legislation would require the developer to provide access to gigabit broadband…

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