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Businesses hail new Openreach rural full-fibre focus

Trade bodies representing rural Britain have welcomed plans by BT Openreach to build full-fibre broadband to at least three million more homes and businesses in some of the country’s hardest-to-serve communities, according to Computer Weekly

Openreach will now build full-fibre technology to a total of 25 million premises, including more than six million in the hardest-to-serve parts of the country.

Benefits of a financial and societal nature ranked highest with the Countryside Alliance.

The association described Openreach’s move as a step in the right direction after the disappointment of the Government’s 2020 decision to roll back its commitment to deliver full-fibre and gigabit-capable broadband to the countryside by 2025.

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Computer Weekly - Businesses hail new Openreach rural full-fibre focus

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