The Department for Business & Trade has made…
The UK government has announced the signing of six new contracts that will allow suppliers to connect businesses and homes in hard-to-reach areas to lightning-fast full fibre internet.
Rural communities in Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Berkshire, Leicestershire, Warwickshire, Sussex, Kent, Bedfordshire, Northamptonshire, Milton Keynes, Nottinghamshire, and West Lincolnshire are the subject of these contracts. It is expected that some 236,000 premises will benefit from the uprated connections with the first being connected in early 2025.
For any business using the internet, speed and reliability make a big difference to productivity. Full fibre can deliver internet speeds of up to 1,000 megabits (or one gigabit) per second. This is up to 30 times faster than connections that rely on traditional copper cables.