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UK mini budget: Government to boost gigabit broadband by easing access to infrastructure on private land  

By Editor - Fri Sep 23, 5:03 am

The U.K. government has announced plans to make it easier for telecoms operators to access telegraph poles on private land, representing part of a broader push to bring high-speed broadband to all corners of the country. The announcement was made as part of the U.K.’s so-called “ mini budget ,” which was partly set up to address the snowballing cost-of-living crisis and stave off the impact of the economic downturn. Measures announced by Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng today include cutting the basic rate of income tax and freezing energy bills, as well as scrapping rules which limit bankers’ bonuses. From a technology perspective, however, the government’s self-titled “growth plan” outlined its intentions around critical infrastructure, which includes tabling amendments to the Product Security and Telecommunications Infrastructure Bill , currently winding its way through the House of Lords. Friction Broadband speeds in the U.K.

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UK mini budget: Government to boost gigabit broadband by easing access to infrastructure on private land

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