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Philip Hammond promises full fibre connections for 15m premises

Thursday May 24th, 2018

Chancellor Philip Hammond has pledged to install “full-fibre” superfast broadband connections for the majority of the UK – including homes and businesses – by 2025.Philip Hammond

Hammond made the announcement at the annual CBI dinner earlier in the week, saying the government will work closely with telecoms businesses to make it reality, promising that the roll-out will not stall, with just a million premises currently connected to full FTTP (fibre-to-the-premises).

Hammond told attendees at the dinner:
“I will set a target to see full-fibre connections being available to 15 million premises – that’s the majority of homes and businesses – by 2025.

“This is ambitious and it will require industry to connect more than two million additional premises a year for the next seven years.”

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