Broadband chiefs fire back at PM’s full-fibre internet pledge

The UK’s telecoms industry has outlined in an open letter to the new prime minister, four main challenges his government must address if he wants to achieve the “full-fibre broadband for all” by 2025. The main issues to be tackled as captured by a news report are;

  • Planned reforms to ensure that landlords grant access if a tenant requests fibre or other connections to be installed at his home.
  • Removal of the so-called fibre tax which applies business rates to fibre infrastructure thereby discouraging investment.
  • A requirement that all new homes being developed make a provision for fibre broadband.
  • Money must have devoted to ensure the training of more engineers who will carry out the work involved. This is also because Brexit could result in labour shortages.