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BT’s Openreach to build full-fibre internet ‘like fury’ after Ofcom move

BT’s Openreach to build full-fibre internet ‘like fury’ after Ofcom move

Technology
OpenreachBT has said it will "build like fury" to roll out full-fibre internet connections after new rules announced by the UK's telecoms regulator.Ofcom has decided not to impose price caps on full-fibre connections provided by the firm's Openreach subsidiary.This gives the company the certainty it had been looking for ahead of a planned £12bn investment.However, the decision lays Ofcom open to criticism that is has given a near-monopoly operator a generous deal.That could mean more expensive internet connections for the public than might have been the case.Ofcom also froze the price curbs it levels on what Openreach charges internet service providers for its slower copper-based connections.'Ramp up'Openreach lays down and maintains the fibre-optic cables involved as well as operating the...
Broadband chiefs fire back at PM’s full-fibre internet pledge

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

Business
The UK's telecoms industry has issued the prime minister a challenge of its own after Boris Johnson said he wanted full-fibre broadband "for all" by 2025.An open letter says the target is possible, but only if the government tackles four problems causing delays.It adds that all of the issues must be resolved "within the next 12 months" to achieve the high-speed internet goal.But one expert said at least one of the measures was unachievable in that time frame.Mr Johnson originally declared his desire to deliver the 100% rollout of fibre-optic broadband to properties across the UK "in five years at the outside" in an article for the Telegraph published before he won the leadership vote.In it, he described the government's former ta...
Full-fibre broadband for every UK home 'by 2033'

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

Technology
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...