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19.11.2019
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It is one of the more surprising aspects of the current UK general election campaign that broadband policy has been hitting the headlines as one of the main controversies. Is a more radical approach to broadband policy desirable and feasible? Dr Steve Unger, affiliated researcher at the Bennett Institute, gives his insights to the current policy debate.

For the Conservatives, Prime Minister Boris Johnson stated that the targets for full-fibre broadband set by his predecessor were ‘laughably unambitious’, and pledged to deliver ‘full fibre for all … in five years at the outside’.1 Now we’ve seen Opposition Leader Jeremy Corbyn respond with a promise to deliver ‘full-fibre broadband to every home, in every part of our country, for free’.2

Read the full post on the Bennett Institute blog.

1 Column in Daily Telegraph dated 16th June 2019
2 Speech dated 15th November 2019

It is one of the more surprising aspects of the current UK general election campaign that broadband policy has been hitting the headlines as one of the main controversies.

Theme:
Infrastructure and Spectrum, Investment
Region:
Europe
Broadband, UK Stephen Unger (Dr) Stephen Unger (Dr) Senior Advisor, Flint Global, UK; Director, International Institute of Communications
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