Tough options for UK's next gen broadband

The UK's Broadband Stakeholder Group has published a report saying that the cost of taking fibre-based broadband to every UK home could top £28.8 billion (€35.79 billion), says a report. The Group advises the government on broadband issues.

The BBC said the report details the cost of the different ways to wire the UK for next generation broadband: another option, taking fibres to street cabinets, would only cost £5.1 billion and in some cases allows speeds of up to 100Mbps over copper to the home.

The report also noted that big differences in the cost of updating urban and rural net access will pose difficult choices.

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