Millions of rural homes in UK to get next-generation full-fibre broadband

BT Openreach unveils plans for hard to reach areas including Thurso in Scotland and Lingfield in Surrey

More than 250 small towns and villages at risk of being left behind in the internet revolution are to get next-generation full-fibre broadband over the next three years.

Millions of homes and businesses located in rural areas, from the Scottish Highlands to the Welsh valleys, have suffered from poor internet service because providers have been reluctant to build faster networks due to prohibitive costs and low economic returns. Telecoms regulator Ofcom estimates that there are about 9.6 million homes and businesses situated in this so-called “final third” of the country.

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