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Full-fibre broadband for every UK home 'by 2033'

Full-fibre broadband for every UK home 'by 2033'

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Full-fibre broadband coverage should be available to every home in the UK by 2033, according to the government's digital strategy. Under proposals by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, legislation would also guarantee that new homes are fitted with full-fibre broadband.The UK is lagging behind other European countries when it comes to full-fibre connections. Just 4% of homes in the UK currently have access to this technology, compared with 71% of homes in Spain and 89% of homes in Portugal.These connections are faster, more reliable and cheaper to run when compared with traditional copper-based networks.The department's Future Telecoms Infrastructure Review added that it will "support investment in the most difficult-to-reach areas", where it estimates th...