Press release

11 Mar 2020 London, GB

Challenges remain for fibre rollout plans

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Although today’s digital infrastructure announcements are positive steps for the country, Adrian Baschnonga, Global Lead Telecommunications Analyst, EY, comments that challenges still remain:

“Funding commitments for gigabit broadband and the shared rural mobile network are significant developments which will support the Government’s levelling up ambitions. However, practical challenges still need to addressed, such as extending business rates relief to aid fibre rollout. Meanwhile, 5G’s role in helping to bring better digital connectivity to rural areas could be explored further.”