There’s ‘no single perfect solution’ on 5G

10 December 2019

The gap between the 'haves' and 'have-nots' is increasing. While full-fibre broadband homes enjoy ultra-fast speeds, others are stuck with outdated copper broadband, some of which is pretty slow.  Mobile reach is problematic too, with many unable to connect to 4G or connect at all, making 5G seem like a distant dream. As citizens clamour for faster and faster speeds they turn to Government and local councils to help. But practically what can councils do to make a difference and could they risk holding back roll-out?

In the run-up to the General Election the Conservatives are promising to bring full-fibre and gigabit capable broadband to every UK home and business by 2025, while Labour is committing to free full-fibre broadband for all by 2030 through nationalisation of BT’s broadband providing businesses.

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