“While the UK is already making significant progress in connecting the UK’s unconnected, with altnets taking on a significant role, this funding provides a boost to underserved communities and gives reassurance that these areas will not be left behind,” said Corbett. “I have every confidence that the UK’s altnet community will see this as a good opportunity and will work quickly and effectively to ensure the money pledged by the Government is put to good use.
“We are pleased to see such a commitment from the government to provide full fibre connectivity at previously underserved locations – there is no reason why most of the UK cannot be served by full fibre and our members are fully supportive of making this happen.”
Corbett made his comments ahead of INCA’s Annual Conference, which takes place in London on Monday, November 5th and Tuesday, November 6th. The conference will feature keynotes, panel discussions and parallel workshops to discuss the UK’s future digital infrastructure and how the altnets are meeting demand for upcoming trends such as 5G.
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