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UK govt pledges GBP 400 mln investment in FTTP networks

Tuesday 22 November 2016 | 08:33 CET | News
The UK government is expected to announce in its autumn budget statement funding of GBP 400 million for a new Digital Infrastructure Investment Fund. Private investors will be asked to match the amount in support of expanding fibre broadband in the UK, the BBC reports. The money will be targeted at fibre-to-the-premise services, rather than the FTTC being rolled out in most parts of the country. Currently only 2 percent of the UK has access to 'full-fibre' connections. The new money the government is promising will go to small operators to help cover up to 2 million homes and businesses.

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Companies: BT / CityFibre / Openreach / Sky / TalkTalk
Countries: United Kingdom
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