The UK’s telecoms industry has outlined in an open letter to the new prime minister, four main challenges his government must address if he wants to achieve the “full-fibre broadband for all” by 2025. The main issues to be tackled as captured by a news report are;
- Planned reforms to ensure that landlords grant access if a tenant requests fibre or other connections to be installed at his home.
- Removal of the so-called fibre tax which applies business rates to fibre infrastructure thereby discouraging investment.
- A requirement that all new homes being developed make a provision for fibre broadband.
- Money must have devoted to ensure the training of more engineers who will carry out the work involved. This is also because Brexit could result in labour shortages.