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The opportunity for government and the alt-nets to work to together, creating a modern high-quality communications network for the UK economy has never been stronger.
A new government committed to implementing an industrial strategy, a Digital Economy Bill passing through Parliament and Ofcom laying the groundwork to introduce greater competition into broadband infrastructure generates a chance for government to unshackle the alt-nets and enable them to deliver for the UK.
Together with our industry peers and our industry association INCA, which represents a new generation of digital infrastructure builders and internet service providers, we issued clear guidelines to the government of what we feel it needs to do to support Gigabit Britain:
The UK currently has the lowest FTTP deployment in the OECD, with around 2%. Us alt-nets are forecast to pass 4.9m premises, or 18% of the UK population, with FTTP by 2020. But we could do more. The government has said that it is committed to supporting future-proofed broadband infrastructure, but in order for this to become a reality it must walk the talk. There is a momentum building with the alt-net community; we aren’t asking for money, just support to achieve our goals of giving the UK the broadband infrastructure it needs.