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Cross-Party UK MPs Consult on ECC Changes to Boost Fibre Rollout

The upcoming Telecommunications Infrastructure Bill (TIB) has motivated the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Broadband and Digital Communication to launch a new inquiry examining how reforms to the Electronic Communications Code (ECC) could help boost the deployment of “full fibre” broadband in rural and urban areas across the UK, as reported in ISPreview

At present around 42% of homes and businesses across the UK can already access a gigabit-capable (1Gbps or 1000Mbps+) broadband ISP network, which is likely to reach over half of premises by the end of 2021 (c.60%).

The Government’s £5bn Project Gigabit programme will push this further by focusing on expanding coverage across the final 20% of predominantly rural premises.

The project aims to ensure that such speeds reach at least 85% of UK premises by the end of 2025 and aspires to get “as close to 100% as possible”.

Full article:

ISPreview - Cross-Party UK MPs Consult on ECC Changes to Boost Fibre Rollout

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