However, some alternative providers are smaller but aiming to implement the gold standard full fibre broadband.
BtL’s gigabit city launch partner CityFibre, a provider of super-fast broadband (gold standard full fibre broadband), has welcomed the Chancellor’s support and the opportunity to accelerate the deployment of fibre and 5G to homes and businesses alike.
BtL supports increased funding in this area, stressing that Britain’s industrial strategy needs a strong digital backbone that can help to plug the UK’s ‘Fibre Gap’ and empower our service based economy.
As avid promoters of CityFibre, the Autumn Statement is a breath of fresh air. CityFibre’s ambition is to expand to 100 cities by 2025, and the Statement provides reassurance that CityFibre is moving in the right direction and will achieve its goal. The 100-city target will allow CityFibre to deliver pure fibre connectivity to 60% of the UK. Following the government’s autumn statement, BtL is now even more confident of this target becoming a reality.