“Little tangible progress”: DCMS slammed over unclear gigabit broadband progress

Back in 2019, DCMS announced that it would seek to achieve nationwide gigabit-capable broadband coverage by 2025. This announcement was met with broad scepticism by the UK telecoms community, who suggested that this target would be difficult to achieve, even with a high level of government support and industry collaboration. As a result, in 2020 DCMS revised their target, lowering it from 100% coverage to a more reasonable 85% of UK premises.
To help deliver on these targets, in 2019, the government pledged £5 billion in public funding to help connect the most difficult-to-reach 20% of households with gigabit…

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