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UK's full-fibre broadband coverage rises to 8%, says Ofcom
"UK's full-fibre broadband coverage rises to 8%, says Ofcom
About 400,000 UK properties gained access to full-fibre broadband for
the first time over the first four months of the year, according to Ofcom.
That gave access to a total of 8% of all premises, marking a one
percentage point gain, the watchdog said.
The numbers highlight the amount of work that needs to be done if the
Prime Minister's goal of providing access "for all" by 2025 is to be
Ofcom noted that other technologies could also deliver Gigabit speeds.
The advantage of full fibre is that it has the potential to offer much
faster speeds than other alternatives in the future.
Boris Johnson had previously said that Theresa May's governments' target
of providing full-fibre to the whole country by 2033 was "laughably
But the news site ISPreview reported last week that the Department for
Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) was expected to "water down" Mr
Johnson's pledge. It said ministers were likely to only promise
"gigafast" speeds by the end of the six-year deadline, regardless of the
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