Why are we Letting Housebuilders Build New Homes Without Fibre Internet?

Broadband ImageYou may recall my recent letter to Eric Pickles MP asking why we are letting housebuilders put up new homes without fibre internet service. It’s here Well, I’ve finally received an answer, just not a very good one. The letter from Brandon Lewis suggests that the Government won’t require fibre internet to be incorporated in new homes while they are being built because the house building and telecoms industries don’t want it. That’s the housebuilding industry that doesn’t want its profits dented by having to incorporate this essential service and the telecoms industry that makes loads more money retrofitting fibre than it does laying it during home construction all at taxpayers’ expense. Not difficult to see whose side the Government is on, is it?

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